NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) are teaming with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to present a national award that recognizes the local efforts of a fire chief who has worked to increase the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems in his or her service area.
Nominations for the award are now being accepted, and must be submitted by July 11, 2014. Nominations are not restricted to IAFC members but you must be an IAFC member to submit a nomination.
The recipient will be selected from nominees that have used HFSC's educational materials along with NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources as the foundation of a local, regional or statewide program to educate about the need for more home fire sprinkler system installations as a method to reduce fire injury and death.
The "Bringing Safety Home" Award during the IAFC's Fire & Life Safety Section at the 2014 Fire-Rescue International in Dallas this August.
The 2013 recipient of the "Bringing Safety Home" award was Deputy Fire Chief Kyle Minick from the North Charleston (SC) Fire Department. Presenting the award are NFPA's Lorraine Carli and HFSC's Peg Paul.