FPE Annual Christmas Tree Burn Demonstration
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
JM Patterson Building (3rd floor), Koffel Lab
The UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering's Annual Christmas Tree Fire Safety Demonstration is an event consisting of a series of live fire experiments on both natural and artificial Christmas trees to show the burning behavior of typical Christmas tree fires. The experiments demonstrate the impact of moisture content on ignition, fire growth rate and peak burning behavior – proof that it is vital to maintain well-hydrated trees.
Date/time: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Location: JM Patterson Building (3rd floor), Koffel Lab
8:30 - UMD crew arrival
9:00 - Media arrival/set-up
9:30 - Small-scale tests conducted (real & artificial trees)
9:50 - Full-scale test on well-water (real) tree
10:15 - Full-scale test on dry (real) tree
10:30 - 11:00 - Media departure
12:00 - HRR Prediction Competition
Registration is required! To attend in-person, please follow this link to the registration form.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is reserved for media representatives and we only have enough space for 8 total off-campus visitors, so please register early.
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1. Check for Symptoms. Prior to coming to campus, check whether you have any of the symptoms listed below
- Temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher
- New onset cough
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- Excessive fatigue
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- You have any of the symptoms listed above (unless they are related to a long-term health condition).
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