Event Designed to Demonstrate the Protective Benefits of Residential Sprinkler Systems
Contact: Taft Matney
Date: November 8, 2010
Today, Monday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m., Boiling Springs Fire District personnel will conduct a “side-by-side” burn at the Taylors Fire Training Tower located at 2 Space Drive in Taylors (Near Wade Hampton Boulevard off of N. Watson Road).
Firefighters will ignite two nearly identical rooms (including build, floor coverings, furniture, and
smoke detector). The only difference is that one room will be equipped with a residential sprinkler system.
The purpose of the burn is to demonstrate how inclusion of fire sprinklers can and is saving lives and property.
This event is made possible through generous donations from the following sponsors:
The Home Depot – Structural Building Materials
American Fire Protection Corp – Sprinkler System
Millers of Greenville – Room Furnishings
Wal-Mart – Room Furnishings
Fire Marshal Jeff Nelson will be the primary spokesperson on-site and will be available at the burn
ABOUT THE BOILING SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT
Established in 1968 and located on Greenville County's Eastside, the Boiling Springs Fire District covers 15 square miles and serves over 26,000 residents. Governed by five commissioners recommended by county council and appointed by the governor, the Boiling Springs Fire District is a special purpose district responsible for addressing specific concerns and local issues among commercial and residential interests through 40 paid personnel and 20 volunteers operating out of 3 fire stations. The Boiling Springs Fire District is South Carolina's only ISO Class 1 fire department with a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters.
For media inquiries, please contact Taft Matney by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 864/505-8866.
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