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Winners of NFPA's fire sprinkler grant share how they cleverly advocated for home safety

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Mar 1, 2017

 

To help further the use and acceptance of home fire sprinklers, NFPA awarded its Bringing Safety Home Grant to 15 recipients in 2016. Launched a year earlier, the grant aims to ramp up sprinkler-related advocacy and educational efforts across North America.

 

What exactly were those efforts last year? NFPA has released a report highlighting these localized education and advocacy campaigns. The Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, for example, created ads shown and exhibited at a local ballpark. The Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition created a TV commercial. Maryland advocates purchased materials and initiated demonstrations that helped kill an anti-sprinkler bill there last year. 

 


Download the full report for more information, and check this blog often for more examples of how the grant was used. What might you be able to replicate in your state or region? 

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