Flashover is the point in which everything in your home catches fire — no one can survive. In these two videos, see how quickly flashover can occur and how it can be prevented.
Home fire sprinklers save lives and property from fire. They act before the fire department is even notified. This video, produced by the National Fire Protection Association, shows vividly what happens while a house is burning and the local fire department is on its way.
See Flashover: The Power of Fire from the National Fire Protection Association.
In 1986, NFPA created the award winning video – Fire Power – which takes a firsthand look at the deadly dynamics of fire from ignition to full room involvement. At every twist and turn of the video, viewers get a bird’s-eye view of fire’s path of destruction and are astonished at how rapidly smoke and flames from a small fire envelop a home, making escape virtually impossible. Much has changed since Fire Power was produced. What has not changed is the awesome power of fire. For the 25th anniversary, NFPA revisits a few of the original scenes with the original narrator, Boston news reporter Jack Harper, to talk about the dramatic footage and the role home fire sprinklers play in saving lives and property.