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New vs Old Room Fire Final UL

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Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010

This video, made by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Testing) shows the danger of "modern" fires compared to the danger of fires occuring 40 years ago. Keep your eye on the clock!

The room on the left is furnished with old fashioned furnishings, made mostly with natural materials (wood, cotton, wool, silk, etc).

The room on the right is furnished with stuff made largely with synthetic material. Most synthetics are petroleum based. Think of them as frozen gasoline.

The legacy room fire is just begining to really spread at the time the modern room is burning from floor to ceiling. Even the air is burning!

Think about this next time somone tells you that "response time" will only be slightly increased. If you or a loved one is in the fire apartment or house, a slight increase is NOT acceptable.

Please pass this along to everyone you know that lives in NYC. The Mayor seems not to understand the meaning of "essential service".

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