Rochester Hills to Host Live Burn Demonstration

Fire Department Raises Awareness of Fire Safety

On July 17, the Rochester Hills Fire Department will be hosting several live burn demonstrations to educate members of the community on the importance of kitchen fire safety and the benefits of sleeping with your bedroom door closed.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires. This live demonstration will include a fully constructed kitchen complete with a stove, counter tops and cabinets. We will discuss kitchen fire safety and then demonstrate the proper way to extinguish a fire on the stove.

Burn Demonstrations

Burn Demonstrations – photo courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association

The Fire Department will also demonstrate basic fire behavior in a simulated residential dwelling with a living room and two bedrooms. This will show guests how quickly smoke and fire can spread in a residential dwelling. Firefighters will also discuss the importance of working smoke alarms, having an escape plan and other household fire safety tips.

The demonstrations are scheduled between 12:30 pm. and 3:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Fair in Davisburg at 12451 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350. The cooking fire demonstration will occur hourly, and the living room/bedroom fire demonstration will occur at 2:00 p.m.

For more information about home fire safety, please contact the Rochester Hills Fire Department at 248-656-4717 or the National Fire Protection Association website at


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