Offering insurance policy discounts on sprinklered homes, a Canadian group is furthering its commitment to promote fire safety.
The Co-operators, a Canadian owned and operated insurance group, has established a formal partnership with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. The partnership aims to further promote and enhance educational efforts supporting sprinklers in new Canadian homes. "As a co-operative insurer, we strive to identify and fulfill unmet needs related to our business," Kathy Bardswick, Co-operators president and CEO stated in a news release. "Fire sprinklers in a home provide life-saving protection. With more awareness and understanding, it is our hope that more and more Canadian homeowners and builders will choose to have them installed to better protect their families and property."
Prior to this partnership, The Co-operators have underscored the necessity of sprinklers in new homes through its myth-busting resources. Moreover, it sponsored a groundbreaking study calculating the health care costs of patients burned in home fires without sprinklers.
"We've been building a relationship for a number of years, but I'm looking forward to the impact we'll be able to make together in Canada now that this partnership is official," said Shayne Mintz, NFPA's Canadian regional director. NFPA is a founding member of HFSC. "The Co-operators is the only Canadian insurer to formally support us in this way, both financially and in terms of awareness."