‘Solid gasoline’

  • Michael Young, of the National Fire Sprinklers Association, narrates a comparative demonstration of a house fire with a residential sprinkler and a fire without a a sprinkler as Lebanon firefighters extinguish the latter during the Vermont and New Hampshire Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Prevention Summit in Lebanon, N.H., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. "We used to tell people three to five minutes to get out of a house," said Young. "Now it's down to about one to two minutes." As home furnishings are increasingly made using synthetic materials, fires spread more rapidly. "It's solid gasoline, that's what we call it. It's not natural fiber," said New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Paul Parisi. The National Fire and Protection Association recommends in its codes and standards that sprinkler systems be installed in all new one and two family homes, but they are not required by Vermont or New Hampshire law. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 11/5/2019 10:16:45 PM




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