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FIRE RESEARCHERS WILL BURN HOUSE OCT. 10 TO SHOW DANGEROUS SPEED OF RESIDENTIAL FIRES, DEMONSTRATE LIFE-SAVING TIP
New Report Also Sheds Light on US Residential Fires
PHILADELPHIA – UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD) and The Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center (ESTC) will burn a fully furnished house Tuesday, October 10, to demonstrate the dangerous speed in which fire can engulf a modern home. Media will have unique access to the demonstration as it shares this important story with consumers during Fire Prevention Month. Nearly 30 people are killed in residential fires across the US every month.
The demonstration will shed light on ways consumers can better protect themselves in the event of a fire. One such way, highlighted in FSRI’s “Close Before You Doze” public safety campaign, is a simple behavior unknown to millions of Americans – closing all the room doors in your house.
WHAT: UL FSRI and PFD will burn a house. The media can tour and record the fully furnished house before and after the fire, and access video recorded in every room during the fire, as well as thermal imaging to see through the smoke. FSRI will also release latest report on residential fires in the US.
WHO: Stephen Kerber, Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, and Commissioner Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Department
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 10
WHERE: Delaware County (PA) Emergency Services Training Center at 1600 Calcon Hook Road, Sharon Hill, PA