The Christian County TRIAD for Seniors hosted Fire Department Day at the Taylorville Fire Department. The event featured discussion on the benefits of installing a home sprinkler system. Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall gave a presentation talking about how the systems work, and how they can help prevent a fire in a home from spreading and becoming uncontrollable, potentially saving lives.
The group saw a live demonstration of how quickly a fire can spread in a room, and the difference a sprinkler system can make.
After a short break, the group heard from Terry Ooms, Special Investigator with the Illinois State Fire Marshall Arson Division. Ooms explained they have K-9's who can detect if a fire in a home or business was an accident, or if someone set it intentionally.
The next event on the Christian County TRIAD Senior Police Academy schedule will be on September 22nd as the group sees a Healthy diets and food preparation presentation for seniors during a field trip to Hy-Vee Foods in Springfield. For more information on the Christian County TRIAD program, contact Brian Hile of the Taylorville Police Department at 824-2211, or the Christian County Senior Center at 824-4263.