There is no better way to witness the ravages of fire, and the life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinkler systems! NFSA’s side-by-side burn trailers bring live burns straight to the public, across the entire U.S. Education is key, and there’s no better way to get our message across than giving the public the opportunity to feel the heat, see the fury of fire, witness a fire sprinkler activation and realize how quickly that same fire can be extinguished when sprinklers are present.


Posted by National Fire Sprinkler Association – NFSA on Thursday, October 1, 2020

"I have seen many side-by-side burns, but did not fully grasp the power of the tool until my daughter saw a demonstration at the age of two. She understands the power of fire sprinklers."

Caleb Armbrust

Special Projects Manager

“The NFSA side-by-side burn demo was the highlight of the 2018 Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Expo. Thanks to exciting live demonstrations like the Burn Demo, this was the best attended County Preparedness Expo to date. Over 4000 attendees made this one of the largest events of its kind in Maryland.”

James A. Krempel

Community Outreach and Volunteer Coord.

Side-By-Side Events Across the Country

Side-by-Side Event in Andover, MA

Andover Fire Department Open House on Saturday October 19th at Fire Headquarters included a Side-by-Side Residential Fire Sprinkler 'Live Burn' Demonstration

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Side by Side Demo at Mankato Public Safety Open House

On Sunday, October 13, NFSA staff traveled to Mankato, Minnesota to attend a Fire Prevention Week open house.

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Side By Side Demonstration at the Stillwater Fire Prevention Week Open House

On Saturday, October 12, NFSA staff members brought a side by side demonstration to the Stillwater Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week open house.

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