Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition is recipient of fire prevention and safety grant

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Aug 11, 2011

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is the recipient of a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (through the Grant Programs Directorate of FEMA) to underwrite a multi-faceted U.S. educational program. The funding will help fire departments increase local activities that improve knowledge of the dangers of home fires and the value of installing home fire sprinkler systems.  It will also educate homebuilders and others to refute common myths and increase interest in the life-saving sprinkler technology.

Highlights of HFSC grant include a national program to provide 50 fire departments with $1,000 stipends so they can build and present educational side-by-side flashover and sprinkler demonstrations to the public, and $1,000 worth of local fire safety educational media for another 50 departments.

- Karen Wallingford