Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Wyoming Fire Sprinkler CoalitionThe Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to educating Wyoming residents that lives are saved by installing home fire sprinklers.


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To join the coalition or for more information, contact Justin Smith.


Town's First Ever Fire Sprinkler Demo Draws Crowd

Fire sprinkler demonstration

In 2017,  the Park County Fire District #2 in Cody, Wyoming, conducted their first ever live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. The side-by-side demonstration was done in conjunction with Cody's annual Home and Garden Show. The Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition had a display booth at the show, made possible by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative grant.

Watch another fire demonstration conducted in 2016 by the Laramie Fire Department.


Coalition Chair Crafts Important Sprinkler Message to Media

Justin Smith interviewed on TV

Coalition chair Justin Smith was recently interviewed by a local NBC affiliate following the deaths of two people from a home fire. Smith used this tragedy to delicately underscore important points on home fire sprinklers. Get the full story by visiting NFPA's 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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