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The Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to educating Wyoming residents that lives are saved by installing home fire sprinklers. To join the coalition or for more information, contact NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
City Passes on Home Fire Sprinkler Requirement, For Now
The town of Sheridan, Wyoming, upset safety advocates when its city council updated its building codes, but passed on a requirement to fire sprinkler its new homes. However, their vote doesn't appear to be a resounding "no" to sprinklers. According to news reports, city staff will continue discussions on installation affordability, insurance incentives, and potential cost savings. For more on this story, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Town's First Ever Fire Sprinkler Demo Draws Crowd
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.
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.