Side by side burn
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Tallahassee fire department training facility on Appleyard drive
A live burn demonstration showing the effectiveness of a room with a fire sprinkler and a room without a fire sprinkler. Illustrating the response time of a fire in an unprotected home.
Two rooms complete with furnishings, and a smoke detector will be set on fire. One with a fire sprinkler and one without. Spectators will observe the short amount of time they would have in the event of a fire to escape to safety. The room with the fire sprinkler would allow the occupants time to escape safely and preserve the structure and contents.