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Earlier this year, NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative announced its Bringing Safety Home Grant Program, giving home fire sprinkler advocates across North America the chance to secure up to $10,000 for localized advocacy and educational efforts. The incredible number of applications that came our way was nothing short of amazing and showcases how dedicated safety advocates are to this important cause.
The Fire Sprinkler Initiative team had the challenging task of selecting winners from a high number of high-quality applications. Sixteen applicants were selected for their ability to create a forward-thinking approach to sprinkler advocacy.
[View the list of recipients, | http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/grant] which includes many state sprinkler coalitions and a couple sprinkler-friendly associations in Canada.
The grants will fund an array of sprinkler advocacy endeavors, including:
- local sprinkler summits that aim to bring together key stakeholders to work on the acceptance of home fire sprinklers
- local advocacy programs to showcase the impact of home fire sprinklers at community events
- outreach programs for local officials and policy-makers
- efforts to assess a state’s true cost of fire and how sprinklers can mitigate future risks
We will be highlighting the efforts made possible by these grants throughout the year on this blog. Please follow the Fire Sprinkler Initiative on Twitter (@NFPA_FSI ) for additional updates.
Congratulations to the winners!
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