Danbury's Annual Fire Safety Day is being held today in Danbury. The event in the Home Depot parking lot off Federal Road takes place from 9am to 1pm.
A home sprinkler demonstration is being held. Two simulated bedrooms were constructed and furnished. These two structures are being set on fire. The Fire Marshal's Office says they hope to show families that the one equipped with a sprinkler receives very little damage, while the non-sprinklered one is gutted.
Organizers say this is a great time to meet the local firefighters and first responders. The volunteer firefighters will be doing an extrication demonstration.
The Fire Marshal's office will be be handing out some fire prevention information about safe cooking, space heater usage and the importance of smoke alarms in residential buildings. More than 3,400 people across U.S. die from not having smoke alarms. Deputy Fire Marshal Gary Bruce says there is a slogan they like to use when it comes to smoke detectors: "hear the beep where you sleep".