When it comes to promoting the solution to end North America's home fire problem, Fire Chief John Sinclair states, "we can do more, and need to do more. The best fire is the one that doesn't happen or is out before we arrive."
As the newly appointed president and board chair for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), Sinclair urged his companions in the field to make a serious push for home fire sprinklers. In a recent letter, he pitched NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website, stating that it gives "a local fire chief...plenty of helpful information for meeting with local builders about the average cost of home fire sprinklers and the evolving science." Whether your push for sprinklers is on the local or regional level, NFPA is there to help, he added.
Sinclair also noted that state sprinkler coalitions have been formed in more than half the country. NFPA is an active member of every coalition, and works with state fire chiefs and other safety advocates to create others. "[NFPA] is an everyday friend, ally, and partner as we work on major issues. Every time we as the IAFC tackle[s] an issue involving prevention, NFPA is there, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us."
Please heed Chief Sinclair's advice and use the free resources created by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.