Home Fire Sprinkler Day!!
The Annapolis Fire Department invite you to join us for
Home Fire Sprinkler Day
(Annapolis, MD) On May 19, 2018, the Annapolis Fire Department is taking part in a nationwide campaign, initiated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), to raise awareness on the dangers of home fires, and the life-saving benefit of installing fire sprinklers. According to the United States Fire Administration, “There have been 1,180 civilian home fire fatalities reported by the U.S news media between January 1, 2018 and May 14, 2018.”
“Many lose sight of how dangerous home fires can be, not just to residents, but also to firefighters,” says Annapolis Fire Department Spokesperson Ken White. “New homes are built with lightweight construction, big open designs and are furnished with synthetic materials. When they burn, they fail fast, and that environment places both civilians and firefighters in very dangerous situations.”
Home Fire Sprinkler Day is an opportunity for all in the community to come out and learn about home fire sprinkler systems, debunk myths, and learned about this lifesaving technology.
The Annapolis Fire Department will host an event free of charge to the public this Saturday, May 19, at the Eastport Fire Station from 9 am-12 pm. We invite the community and the media to come out and enjoy a morning of education and fun for the children. There will be:
- Live fire demonstrations with commentary from the National Fire Sprinkler Association.
- K-9 Demonstrations by Annapolis Police Department
- Sparky the Fire Dog, and his Hazard House
- Canned food drive
- Office of Emergency Management
- Hands only CPR & Stop the bleed courses free of charge
- “Ask a Fire Marshal” an opportunity to have your fire related questions answered by a Fire Marshal.
Home fire sprinklers are an important part of our community risk reduction work. We hope that you and your family will join us on this important day.
For more information about the Annapolis Fire Department’s Home Fire Sprinkler Day, visit us at www.annapolis.gov, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @annapolisfire, and find us on Nextdoor at The Annapolis Fire Department.