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How to Request the Side-by-Side Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer

This prop allows fire departments to show how quickly fire grows and that sprinklers can prevent that growth quickly, saving lives.

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The Department of Fire Services has a new Side-by-Side Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer that was donated by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NSFA). This prop gives fire departments a dramatic teaching tool that demonstrates how sprinklers save time, and time buys lives in a fire. The mobile unit has two identical rooms that are set on fire. One room has a sprinkler, and one does not. During the fire, observers see how quickly fire spreads and how little time there is to escape a fire. After viewing this demonstration, the public walks away recognizing that fires are fast but sprinklers are faster.

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How to request How to Request the Side-by-Side Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer

Fire departments should first contact Vicky Giguere at Vicky.giguere@mass.gov  to determine what dates are available. 

Fire departments should first contact Vicky Giguere at 978-567-3813 to determine what dates are available. 

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  1. Reserving the Trailer

    Fire departments should first contact Vicky Giguere, Vicky.giguere@mass.gov, 978-567-3813 to determine what dates are available. There is a 3-week turnaround time to break down and repair the trailer. Then review the demonstration kit, the equipment list, the script, complete the Memorandum of Agreement with DFS, and begin planning for staffing.

    A Memorandum of Agreement must be completed and signed by the hosting fire department and submitted to DFS prior to the demonstration date.

  2. Hosting a Demonstration

    Before hosting a presentation using the trailer, review the following information and slide show. Although DFS will provide support, the hosting department will be expected to run the program.

    • Demonstration Kit – a list of what the fire department needs to provide for the demonstration including a check list, information prior to the demonstration, an equipment list, what is needed immediately before and during the demonstration, and who needs to be involved.
    • PowerPoint™ slideshow – a “how to” explanation about setting up the trailer. It reviews guidelines, talking points, with video to explain each aspect of the demonstration.
    • Script – a suggested script to follow so that the key points will be reinforced during the demonstration.

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