Fire Sprinkler Laboratory
The Chief John "Jack" "O'Bier Sprinkler Laboratory is named after professor O'Bier who taught at the University of New Haven for a number of years and was an advocate for fire sprinklers. Chief O'Bier served the community of North Haven, was active in the Conn Fire Chief's Association and the International Fire Chief's Association. The laboratory named for him, allows students the opportunity to reset a variety of sprinkler systems, have the valve trip and flow water out of whatever head they would like to use be it, sidewall, pendent, upright or even some special deluge type heads. The flow room is set up to not only flow water but to determine floor coverage of a particular head. Buy controlling the pressure students can also determine the optimum pressure for a given sprinkler head.