Demonstration shows power of fire


The Side-by-Side Live Fire Demonstration, held at Newberry College on Jan. 29, was made possible by a grant from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Eight out of 10 fire fatalities occur in the home, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A typical home fire can produce heat up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

This firefighter uses a pike pole to clear away any hazardous debris before the arrival of the hose team.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Chief Keith Minick said 10-year lithium battery smoke detectors can be purchased for a low cost and simply need to be checked monthly.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A confirmation signal is given to indicate the fire has been completely neutralized.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Using no accelerants, the demonstration simulated how a typical trashcan fire can spread quickly.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The fire in the sprinkler-protected unit was suppressed prior to the arrival of the firefighters, significantly decreasing the damage.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Firefighters from the City of Newberry and across the county volunteered their services to the demonstration.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

“We teach kids to practice EDITH (Exit Drills In The HOME),” said Chief Keith Minick. These include knowing at least two exit routes, making sure windows are operable and closing doors when exiting a burning house which helps to contain fires.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The damage was severely reduced when a fire sprinkler system was utilized.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The “before” of the sprinkler-protected unit.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

From the time of the fire’s ignition, just 2 and a half minutes elapsed before the room was completely engulfed in flames.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The “before” of the unprotected unit.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Side-by-Side Live Fire Demonstration, held at Newberry College on Jan. 29, was made possible by a grant from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_banner.jpgThe Side-by-Side Live Fire Demonstration, held at Newberry College on Jan. 29, was made possible by a grant from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Eight out of 10 fire fatalities occur in the home, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire2.jpgEight out of 10 fire fatalities occur in the home, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A typical home fire can produce heat up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire3.jpgA typical home fire can produce heat up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

This firefighter uses a pike pole to clear away any hazardous debris before the arrival of the hose team.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire4.jpgThis firefighter uses a pike pole to clear away any hazardous debris before the arrival of the hose team. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Chief Keith Minick said 10-year lithium battery smoke detectors can be purchased for a low cost and simply need to be checked monthly.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire5.jpgChief Keith Minick said 10-year lithium battery smoke detectors can be purchased for a low cost and simply need to be checked monthly. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A confirmation signal is given to indicate the fire has been completely neutralized.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire6.jpgA confirmation signal is given to indicate the fire has been completely neutralized. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Using no accelerants, the demonstration simulated how a typical trashcan fire can spread quickly.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire7.jpgUsing no accelerants, the demonstration simulated how a typical trashcan fire can spread quickly. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The fire in the sprinkler-protected unit was suppressed prior to the arrival of the firefighters, significantly decreasing the damage.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_fire8.jpgThe fire in the sprinkler-protected unit was suppressed prior to the arrival of the firefighters, significantly decreasing the damage. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Firefighters from the City of Newberry and across the county volunteered their services to the demonstration.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_group-shot.jpgFirefighters from the City of Newberry and across the county volunteered their services to the demonstration. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

“We teach kids to practice EDITH (Exit Drills In The HOME),” said Chief Keith Minick. These include knowing at least two exit routes, making sure windows are operable and closing doors when exiting a burning house which helps to contain fires.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Minick.jpg“We teach kids to practice EDITH (Exit Drills In The HOME),” said Chief Keith Minick. These include knowing at least two exit routes, making sure windows are operable and closing doors when exiting a burning house which helps to contain fires. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The damage was severely reduced when a fire sprinkler system was utilized.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_protected_after.jpgThe damage was severely reduced when a fire sprinkler system was utilized. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The “before” of the sprinkler-protected unit.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_protected_before.jpgThe “before” of the sprinkler-protected unit. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

From the time of the fire’s ignition, just 2 and a half minutes elapsed before the room was completely engulfed in flames.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_unprotected_after.jpgFrom the time of the fire’s ignition, just 2 and a half minutes elapsed before the room was completely engulfed in flames. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The “before” of the unprotected unit.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_unprotected_before.jpgThe “before” of the unprotected unit. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Side-by-Side Live Fire Demonstration, held at Newberry College on Jan. 29, was made possible by a grant from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

Eight out of 10 fire fatalities occur in the home, according to the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.

A typical home fire can produce heat up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

This firefighter uses a pike pole to clear away any hazardous debris before the arrival of the hose team.

Chief Keith Minick said 10-year lithium battery smoke detectors can be purchased for a low cost and simply need to be checked monthly.

A confirmation signal is given to indicate the fire has been completely neutralized.

Using no accelerants, the demonstration simulated how a typical trashcan fire can spread quickly.

The fire in the sprinkler-protected unit was suppressed prior to the arrival of the firefighters, significantly decreasing the damage.

Firefighters from the City of Newberry and across the county volunteered their services to the demonstration.

“We teach kids to practice EDITH (Exit Drills In The HOME),” said Chief Keith Minick. These include knowing at least two exit routes, making sure windows are operable and closing doors when exiting a burning house which helps to contain fires.

The damage was severely reduced when a fire sprinkler system was utilized.

The “before” of the sprinkler-protected unit.

From the time of the fire’s ignition, just 2 and a half minutes elapsed before the room was completely engulfed in flames.

The “before” of the unprotected unit.

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