The Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to educating Wyoming residents that lives are saved by installing home fire sprinklers.
For more information, contact Coalition Chair Justin Smith at 307-258-3125.
Fire Official Makes Compelling Case for Home Fire Sprinklers
Brad Carroll gave elected and building officials in Rock Springs, Wyoming, something to think about following an educational presentation on home fire sprinklers he gave them in January 2016. The topic apparently struck such a chord with attendees, since Carroll was invited to take part in a Rock Springs City Council follow-up workshop the following month.
The workshop discussed a consideration to update the city's building code and adopt a model building code requirement to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes. "I was honored to be asked to be a part of the process," said Carroll, a coalition member and fire prevention specialist at the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office. For more on this workshop, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Coalition Helps Spread Sprinkler Message in Wyoming
The Laramie Fire Department hosted a live burn/sprinkler demonstration in July 2015 to a sea of curious bystanders. Watch the video of the demonstration, and read highlights from the event by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Sponsored by the Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Campbell County Fire Department, a live burn/sprinkler demonstration took place March 2016 during the Northeast Wyoming Contractor's Association Home Show. Homebuilders, contractors, and homeowners witnessed the speed of fire and the rapid response of home fire sprinklers. During the home show, Campbell County Fire also secured a display booth to educate attendees on the benefits of home fire sprinklers.
Coalition chair Justin Smith was interviewed by a local NBC affiliate to set the record straight about home fire sprinklers and concerns over water damage. Hear Smith's comments by visiting the Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Have You Seen Scorch?
Scorch making a subtle appearance during a presentation at NFPA's 2015 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit
Scorch the Sock Monkey has become a local fixture since his debut at the 2015 Respond Wyoming Conference in Riverton. During a live burn/sprinkler demonstration at the event, Scorch was placed in a mock bedroom protected by sprinklers. In less than a minute, the fire activated the sprinklers but Scorch escaped without melting a stitch of his yarn or experiencing any injury!
Scorch became an instant celebrity at the conference and has since committed making Wyoming and America a safer place to live, work, and play. Many public safety organizations have sought out Scorch for his assistance in helping them get the word out about public safety. There have been Scorch sightings at the Wyoming Fallen Firefighters Memorial service, Wyoming Association of Fire Marshal’s meeting, Wyoming Conference of Building Officials event, International Association of Electrical Inspectors Conference, and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix. He's also managed to sneak in some leisure time; there have been sightings of him on a fishing boat and in Alaska with a grisly bear.
Please report any sightings and photos of Scorch to Assistant State Fire Marshal Mark Young.
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about home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation.