Side By Side

Reserve Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration Units for Your Public Outreach

The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) offers side-by-side burn demonstration units for use by fire and public information officials. These units display the dramatic difference between flashover and the quick response of residential fire sprinklers. They are a good fit for large community events, fire department open houses, and more. NIFSAB provides the units and supplies, while fire departments are asked to provide furniture. The Lake County Fire Chiefs Association (NIFIA) also provides a roll-off side-by-side unit for its members.

Please take photos during the event and submit them to nifsab@nifsab.org with event details.

“Side by Side”

With Sprinklers

Incipient stage fire
Incipient stage fire

Control and extinguishment allows escape
Control and extinguishment allows escape

Without Sprinklers

Incipient stage fire
Incipient stage fire

"Flashover" = injuries, death, and displacment
“Flashover” = injuries, death, and displacment

“Side by Side” Instructions

To be placed on the list call NIFSAB: 708 878 8658
or E-Mail at nifsab@nifsab.org