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Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration


There’s nothing like the heat and smoke of a real fire to help adults and children understand just how fast a fire in a home grows. That’s why the University Place Fire Department will intentionally light two fires in front of a live audience on October 30th at 11:00 am at the Public Safety Building, 3631 Drexler Drive West (gravel lot south of bldg.).

The side-by-side comparison will show both the danger of fire and the value of having a fire sprinkler system installed. Spectators will see firsthand why a typical home fire becomes deadly in three minutes or less.

Firefighters built two structures to simulate the room and contents of a typical home. Each room contains common furnishings, window treatments and a working smoke alarm. Only one of the rooms contains a fire sprinkler. The two rooms will be lit in the gravel lot south of the Public Safety Building at 3631 Drexler Drive West.

Join us at this unique live fire comparison. You will gain an appreciation for the power of fire and realize what an incredible advantage it is to have a fire sprinkler system installed if fire breaks out.

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Contact Chief Dave Dupille: 253-564-1623

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