Brevard Fire Rescue Plans Fire Safety Demonstrations

By  //  October 20, 2012

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At Super Flea & Farmer’s Market in Melbourne

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Fire prevention experts from Brevard County Fire Rescue will be urging residents to “Have 2 Ways Out!” again this weekend at the Super Flea & Farmer’s Market in Melbourne.

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said residents can learn about fire safety this weekend at the Super Flea And Farmers Market in Melbourne. (Image by Ed Pierce)

Lt. Jeff Taylor of Brevard County Fire Rescue said that National Fire Prevention Week may be over, but local efforts to educate the community about fire safety continue year-round.

A static display will provide guests with hands-on exhibits, informational material and handouts that focus on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

“Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any fire safety related questions visitors may have, all in an effort to improve the overall fire safety of our community,” Taylor said..

The public is invited to come learn about fire safety at the flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A live fire demonstration is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday.

The demonstration allows guests to see how quickly a fire can develop in their home. Visitors also will be able to witness a sprinkler system’s activation and see its dramatic effect on fire growth.

Taylor said that the benefit of sprinkler systems was readily apparent on a recent fire call at an apartment complex in Viera.

A pot left unattended on the stove caused a fire to develop in the kitchen of a 2nd floor unit.

The building was equipped with a sprinkler system and a single sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire before it was able to grow and spread to other areas of the building.

While an estimated $3,200 of fire damage was reported, the building had an assessed value of more than $14 million.

To learn more about general fire safety or Brevard County Fire Rescue, visit www.brevardfire.com.


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