The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition has developed a mobile app to educate the public and elected officials on home fire sprinklers. And we’d like your feedback.
First, please download the app via the Google Android Play Store.
While in its infancy stage, the app is a resource for fire sprinkler information for all sprinkler advocates. You’ll find:
- direct, online access to NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes
- plans and specifications to build your own NFPA 13D simulator display
- sprinkler YouTube videos and public service announcements (PSAs)
- a how-to on conducting a sprinkler open house event
- house blueprint with properly located fire sprinklers
Resources specific to Illinois advocates include:
- Illinois Fire Investigation Act
- Upcoming events
- High-rise fire sprinkler PSA
We would like your feedback on the app in its current form. It currently serves as a resource for fire sprinkler information, but we also envision it answering sprinkler-related questions and making it easier to educate the public about fire sprinklers. We foresee all state sprinkler coalitions using the app for their efforts.
Send us your wish list of needs and wants for the app. For example, what feature would be useful in the field when educating a resident or elected official? What feature is needed to help explain home fire sprinklers to a builder? Currently, the app is only available in the Google Android Play Store. Search “Illinois Coalition.” Please send us your feedback via this blog. Look for the link above to login or to register for free to join NFPA’s Xchange.
This post was written by Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting legislation, raising public awareness, and educating code officials and government policymakers on home fire sprinklers. Lia regularly offers his perspective on sprinkler activities taking place in his state and elsewhere.