Free money alert!
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has announced a new stipend program for U.S. and Canadian fire departments that funds eye-catching live burn/sprinkler demonstrations. The $1,000 stipends will pay for the materials needed for demonstration units and other costs. HFSC already gives free guidance on constructing these units and hosting these events via its Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration Kit.
Only fire departments that are members of HFSC’s free Built For Life Fire Department Program can apply for the stipend. (If your department isn't one, sign up today.) More than 2,500 departments have already committed to making home fire sprinklers a focus of their community outreach.
The effectiveness of a sprinkler demonstration is unmatched, says Peg Paul, communications manager for HFSC. "These demonstrations showcase the effectiveness of home fire sprinklers at a time when consumers are made to falsely believe that modern homes are safer. In reality, today's home fires are burning hotter and faster than older homes."
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Apply for the stipend today. Need more proof of the effectiveness of sprinkler demos? Watch this video of a recent burn at NFPA's headquarters:
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