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UNB hosts Burn the Dorm 2014

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 9, 2014

Category: In the Media , UNB Homepage , UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events

On behalf of the Fredericton Fire Department, University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Community College, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in a very important fire safety educational activity that will be held on September 10. This event is being made possible through the generosity of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian Home Sprinkler Association, Troy Life & Fire and Kidde.

As you know, fire is a serious concern for the Campus Community as well as the greater Fredericton Community and homes are where our citizens and students are most vulnerable. In fact, more than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur at home.

To help students and residents understand how dangerous home fires truly are and to inform them of the steps they can take to stay safer, we will be presenting a dramatic side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration at the Fredericton Campus of the University of New Brunswick in the area between the Student Union Building and the Residence Office.

We will be constructing two fire demonstration units for this live burn – both will have smoke alarms and one will have a fire sprinkler system installed so we can show the audience the life-saving difference this vital protection makes when fire strikes.

This is sure to draw a large crowd and to round it out we will have firefighters on the scene as well as fire apparatus. We will also provide an educational briefing as part of the event.

The fire demonstration will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. We hope you will join us for the event.

Please contact ddupuis1@unb.ca for more information.