MJ Daly Performs a Side by Side Burn

MJ Daly knows a thing or two about fire protection.

Within its nearly 135 years in operation, the Waterbury, CT-based company has installed over one million sprinkler heads, worked on some of the largest construction/renovation projects in the state, and outfitted hundreds of buildings with critical life-safety systems.

This is no accident. According to West Haven, CT Fire Marshal, Keith Flood, chances of survivability increase to nearly 80% when a building is equipped with a fire protection system.

That is a statistic anyone can stand behind.

As a mechanical contractor for the commercial and industrial markets, MJ Daly doesn’t venture into the realm of residential sprinkler system design and construction. However, as a staple in the Waterbury community for over 100 years with strong ties to its residents, the MJ Daly team takes pride in its commitment to outreach and education, taking every opportunity to share its safety culture, which is embedded into all their work.

This is why on April 21, 2016 MJ Daly hosted a Side by Side Burn. With the help of the NFSA and the Waterbury Fire Department, this activity was intended to showcase the benefits of having a sprinkler system installed in a residential building. Personnel from various fire departments, as well as some community members, attended the event.

Watch the video to witness the burn and see how quickly fire can spread and devastation can occur in an unprotected room.