For the March, 2014 Departmental Drill, the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department joined together with the River Road Fire Company (Piscataway, NJ) and visited the Francis Parker Memorial Home to discuss Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Systems.
Francis Parker is split between Highland Park and Piscataway and features some newer construction on its grounds, along with extensive alarm system and fire suppression systems. Being on-site and hands-on helped the firefighters learn the complexity of the building and potential safety systems & hazards in case of emergency.
HPVFD Engine 1 Captain Tim Langan gave a presentation on the overview of fire alarm and sprinkler systems before leading all the attendees through Francis Parker to look at and point out different systems in place and how they are used. Thanks also to Keith Thedinga & the Middlesex County Fire Marshal Office for being on-hand to answer additional questions and highlight similar buildings using equipment like Francis Parker.
And a huge thank you to the Staff at Francis Parker who graciously welcomed us, offered space and guided us through a tour of the building.