The Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District will set identical controlled room fires to demonstrate the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems at the district’s annual open house at noon on Saturday at Station One, 100 7th St. in Windsor.
One room will have a fire sprinkler system, while the other room won’t, so that the audience can see how effectively the fire sprinklers extinguish the fire.
“There’s nothing like the heat and smoke of a real fire to help adults and children understand just how fast a home fire can spread,” WSFPD Fire Marshal Sandra Friedrichsen said. “With our side-by-side comparison, we can show both the danger of fire and the value of having a fire sprinkler system installed.”
The annual open house will also feature surrounding fire departments, advanced life support agencies, local hospitals and law enforcement agencies.
There will be a car seat checkpoint with certified car seat installation technicians on hand to install car seats and answer questions.
A complimentary lunch will be cooked by the firefighters and medics of WSFPD and University of Colorado Hospital from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and prizes will be given away in a raffle.
The event is sponsored by Larimer Search & Rescue, the Weld Re-4 School District, Martin Salvage, Poudre Valley Hospital, Poudre Valley REA and University of Colorado Health.