Call for award nominations: “Bringing Safety Home” Award

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 8, 2011

<span style="font-size: small; font-weight: normal;">The nonprofit&#0160;[Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) | http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/],and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative have teamed up with the&#0160;[International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) | http://www.iafc.org/] to award a fire chief for their outstanding local efforts to increase the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems. The “Bringing Safety Home” award will recognize a fire chief who uses HFSC’s educational materials and NFPA’s&#0160; FireSprinklerInitiative.org resources as a key part of a program to educate and ensure that decision-makers have information to upgrade or pass new residential fire sprinkler legislation at the local level.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: small; font-weight: normal;">The award will be presented by IAFC’s Fire and Life Safety Section at the 2011 Fire Rescue International in Atlanta.&#0160; Last year, Chief Timothy Solobay of Cannonsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire&#0160;Department was&#0160;[the first recipient of the “Bringing Safety Home” award | http://homefiresprinkler.org/wordpress/?p=127].  He was recognized for the role he played to educate decision-makers in his area and state. As a state representative, Chief Solbay’s efforts contributed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code requiring fire sprinkler systems in all townhomes and new one- and two-family homes.</span>


Download a nomination form.&#0160;Applications are due July 29.



!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e88febc74970d-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e88febc74970d-800wi|alt=Tim Solobay wins Bringing Safety Home Award|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; border: 1px solid #000000;|title=Tim Solobay wins Bringing Safety Home Award|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e88febc74970d! Chief Timothy Solobay of the Cannonsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire Department, received the first “Bringing Safety Home” award in 2010. From left: Chief Joe Pierce, president of the IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, NFPA’s Gary Keith, Chief Solobay, and HFSC’s Peg Paul.&#0160;


- Karen Wallingford </p>