It's a good year to be a Canadian advocate for home fire sprinklers.
First, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) recently launched a new website targeting Canadian fire service and other stakeholder groups interested in home fire sprinklers. Second, HFSC's popular stipend program that gives American fire departments dollars to further sprinkler education efforts has now made its way into Canada.
Outlined in a recent article penned by NFPA's Canadian Regional Director Shayne Mintz, HFSC will select 10 Canadian fire departments that will each receive $1,000 to conduct live burn/fire sprinkler demonstrations in their regions. Applicants must either be or become a Built For Life fire department, which pledges to incorporate fire sprinklers into their public education and outreach activities. (If you're a Canadian department, apply here to become a Built For Life department.)
"The goal of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition-Canada is to enlist as many stakeholders as possible to engage with their communities and develop regional or provincial sprinkler coalitions in Canada," states Mintz.
Visit the HFSC Canada site to apply for this important stipend.