Learn more about home sprinkler systems at Barrington-area event
Barrington-area property owners and others can learn more about fire sprinkler systems, and see a live burn demonstration that highlights their effectiveness, when the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District's hosts its Home Fire Sprinkler Day Observance on Saturday.
The event takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Fire Station #1, 22222 N. Pepper Road, in Lake Barrington.
Part of a nationwide observance organized by the National Fire Protection Association and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the event also will recognize the 104 Illinois communities, townships, and districts that have adopted NFPA 13D building codes requiring fire sprinkler systems in new residential construction. Special recognition will be given to the Long Grove Fire Protection District which in 1988 was the first governmental entity in Illinois to adopt NFPA 13D standards.
"Home Fire Sprinkler Day is a chance to promote the effectiveness of these systems and encourage their expanded use in communities across Illinois and throughout the nation," BCFPD Fire Chief James Kreher said in an announcement of the event.
For more information, visit www.bcfpd.org or the department's Facebook page, or call (224) 848-4800.