An article in Fire Engineering informs that the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have selected the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) as the recipient of the 2011 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.
The award will be presented at the 23rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 7, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes organizations for their outstanding contributions to firefighter health and safety.
Established in 1996, the HFSC is dedicated to educating the public about the life-saving value of fire sprinkler protection for new houses. The materials developed by HFSC are being used in outreach efforts across the country to help consumers, homebuilders, officials, water suppliers, real estate and property insurance professionals, and the media understand the many benefits of fire sprinklers.
HFSC is being recognized for advancing two of the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. "The 14th initiative calls for more resources in the area of public education; the 15th advocates for the installation of home fire sprinklers and the strengthening of enforcement codes."
Congratulations HFSC on such well deserved recognition!