Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighter Training, Health & Safety

Fire safety demos to be held in NJ

As a lead in to National Fire Prevention Week (Oct 8), the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board is hosting a series of Fire Safety and Fire Sprinkler live demonstrations throughout the state of New Jersey.

On September 30, the NJ Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and Bergen County Fire Department will host this year’s Public Safety Expo at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute.

The expo’s theme of fire safety will be supported through ongoing demonstrations, including fire fighter training exercises, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board’s Fire Sprinkler Burn Trailer and Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Burn.

The Side-by-Side Demonstration Burn will consist of two 8 ft. x 8 ft. rooms, built side-by-side and fully furnished, that will be lit on fire to demonstrate the effectiveness of fire sprinklers and act as a residential training exercise for firefighters. The total demonstration lasts 30 minutes.

With National Fire Prevention Week approaching, educating the public on the dangers of residential fires is of the utmost importance. Fires in residential structures represent 82% of all fires, accounting for nearly 3,000 civilian deaths and 13,000 injuries.

The event in Bergen County will take place shortly after La Guardia Airport Public Safety Day on Sept 28, where New Jersey6 responders will join their counterparts from the Port Authority, FDNY and the New York State Police Department for a full day of safety demonstrations.

For more information, or if you would like to receive Safety Tips and a full National Fire Prevention Week press kit, please call 908-722-5757 or reply by e-mail to mtalmud.

The Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute is located at 281 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ. The Sept. 30 event begins at 1 p.m.