Fire and Rescue Department demonstrates residential unit fire safety


The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department demonstrated residential unit fire safety at Shenandoah University on Wednesday.

The demonstration will took place behind the Armory Building.

During the demonstration, the fire instructors used a furnished burn cell that models a residential unit to show participants just how long it would take for a unit to fill with smoke and succumb to flames.

Members from the city’s Life Safety Division/Fire Marshal’s Office held a question-and-answer session with students about important residential safety and fire prevention tips.

Though the event was directed toward students living in dorm rooms on campus, the public was welcome to attend.  

“Hopefully it sparks some interest or a little more awareness of what they need to do, ways that they can be safer be better prepared if they have a fire and prevent a fire,” said Jeremy Luttrell, Winchester Fire Marshal.

The Fire and Rescue Department would like to thank the Shenandoah University and their Department of Public Safety for co-sponsoring this event.

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