Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition

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Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for education and information on home fire sprinklers and, through a cooperative effort with stakeholders, works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers as a critical component of home fire safety.  To join the coalition or for more information, contact NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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Watch 360-degree video of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration

During an event in East Greenwich that launched this coalition, the National Fire Protection Association filmed a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today's homes and how quickly home fire sprinklers, a requirement in all U.S. model building codes, can extinguish the flames.

For optimal viewing, access the video via the YouTube app on your phone and maneuver your device in different directions to see various aspects of the event. Or, open the video in Google Chrome, click and hold your mouse over the video, and move the mouse in different directions to see the audiences reaction to the burn and the fire department's response to the demos. 


VR Video Proves Speed of Fire and Power of Fire Sprinklers
Experience fires without and with an installed sprinkler as if you are inside the burning house.

Learn about HFSC's virtual reality video where viewers can experience house fires without and with an installed sprinkler as if they are inside the burning house. The video can be viewed free, on demand in 360-degree 2D on HFSC's YouTube Channel.

For a more immersive educational experience, HFSC is providing members of the fire service with an advanced virtual reality kit. The kit includes high-tech headsets where viewers can experience the two fires as a realistic 3D home fire scene. The videos can be presented to target audiences in individual or group settings. The kit is ideal for fire service education outreach to any local stakeholder involved in the decision to protect new homes with fire sprinklers, such as builders, developers, planners, building officials and water purveyors.

For community outreach, the video can also be viewed with VR 3D glasses. People who have their own VR headsets are invited to download the video from the HFSC website.