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Through funding from a U.S. FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) will offer two new stipend programs to U.S. fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education within their communities.
HFSC will award 15 U.S. fire departments with $1,500 stipends to partner and complete an education program with their local technical/vocational schools. Working together, those students, who may be future members of the homebuilding industry, will learn about the benefits of home fire sprinkler systems.
The second stipend program provides $1,000 to 25 U.S. fire departments to pay for materials to build demonstration units and conduct live home fire sprinkler demonstrations within their communities. HFSC provides guidance for building the units and conducting a public education event through its free Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration Kit.
Only U.S. fire departments that are members of HFSC’s free BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department (BFLFD) Program can apply for the stipends. Visit HFSC and sign up to become a BFLFD
Apply for the $1,500 technical/vocational education program stipend by March 29.
Apply for the $1,000 side-by-side demo stipend by April 29.