Upcoming Events & Demonstrations:
Fire Sprinkler Trailer Demonstrations & Side-by-Side Fire & Sprinkler Burn Demonstrations:
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Location: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in the City of Madison
Times: 12:30p.m. and 3:00p.m.
The Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition along with the Madison Fire Department will be conducting a side by side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration. The demonstration will coincide with the Brat Festival in the city of Madison and held during National Home Fire Sprinkler Week.
Contact NFSA-WI for more information about upcoming events.
The WI Chapter received delivery of their new NFSA mobile Side-by-Side Trailer in August 2017.
Highlights from Past Events & Demonstrations:
Demonstrations held during Fire Prevention Week 2018
On October 14, 2018, fire sprinkler education was a part of the Allenton Fire Department and St. Lawrence Fire Company fire prevention Open House and Pancake Breakfast. Ten demonstrations were performed by Marty King, NFSA WI State Coordinator, and more than 200 people viewed the demos. To view the demonstration visit our Facebook page Wisconsin Chapter National Fire Sprinkler Association.
The West Bend Fire Department included fire sprinkler education using the fire sprinkler demonstration trailer at their Open House on October 6, 2018.
On Good Morning America recently, the National Fire Sprinkler Association, Common Voices and Underwriters Laboratory Firefighter Safety Research Institute provided the facts for a 3-minute story about home fire sprinklers.
Fire sprinkler demonstrations featured at Brown County Fair
The National Fire Sprinkler Association Wisconsin Chapter along with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, Ledgeview Fire Department, Hobart and Lawrence Fire Departments and the De Pere Fire Department performed fire sprinkler demonstrations at the Brown County Fair. Combined, more than 500 spectators were able to view side-by-side demonstrations using identical typical rooms on fire, one room protected with fire sprinklers and one not. The demonstrations showed how quickly a fire sprinkler activates to extinguish a fire while the unprotected room continues to quickly burn into flashover.
New Berlin Safety Saturday featured fire sprinkler demonstrations
On May 19, 2018, the fire sprinkler demonstration trailer was featured at the New Berlin Safety Saturday. Attendees had the opportunity to view live fire sprinkler demonstrations showing how fire sprinklers work in a fire situation. The event was hosted by the New Berlin Police Department, the New Berlin Fire Department and Children’s Hospital. It was held at the Children’s Hospital at 4855 South Moorland Road in New Berlin.
NFSAWI participated in educating attendees of the Builders Home Show
The National Fire Sprinkler Association Wisconsin Chapter, as part of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition, participated in the Beyond Green display at the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) Home Show to kick off the year at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. The display showed a mirror image of part of a home where one half is the rough construction and the other half is the final construction. The 13D system was designed and installed by Design Build Fire Protection. The booth as staffed by members from Wisconsin Fire Chief’s Association, Wisconsin Fire Inspector’s Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. These groups comprise the main members of the Coalition. The booth was visited by more than 1,000 people. Many people were interested in fire safety in the home and how fire sprinklers contribute to protecting lives and property. This is the second year that the Coalition has participated in the MBA Home Show and we look forward to participating in 2019. The National Fire Sprinkler Association WI Chapter provided the grant to the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition that paid for the MBA membership and Home Show registration.
De Pere and Howard Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations
On September 7th the De Pere Fire Rescue performed a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration at the Area Chiefs Meeting. More than 40 Chiefs viewed the demonstration.
On September 16th, the Howard Fire/Rescue held their 1st Annual Community Safety Day. They performed a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration in which more than 80 people watched.
The De Pere Fire Rescue performed two side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations on September 30, 2017 at their Open House. More than 1,000 people were in attendance and viewed the demonstrations.
Photos courtesy of the Howard Fire/Rescue
Margate, FL Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
The Margate, FL Fire Department along with their contractor member Sprinklermatic Fire Protection performed a fire and fire sprinkler demonstration using two mobile homes. One protected with a fire sprinkler system and another home without.
Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
Below is video of a live, side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration hosted at the Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Green Bay on May 11, 2017:
- Video: Safety Experts Tout Sprinklers as Way to Stop Deadly Fires – WMTV (NBC – Madison, WI)