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LIVE Dual Burn Demonstration: Home Fire Sprinklers, Feb. 25, 2010
To demonstrate the effectiveness of home fire sprinklers, the Fire Department furnished two identical, neighboring homes in the 800-block of Cape Girardeau's Main Street. Local media and 50+ guests watched as a small fire was lit in each home in a trashcan, simulating any common cause of house fires.
Video footage was provided courtesy of SEMO Video Productions and the video below was later produced by Video Intern John Bucheit with support from his instructor Randy McWilson at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center.