During Fire Prevention Week (FPW), the Downers Grove Fire Department is hosting a "night at the firehouse" to underscore the necessity of home fire sprinklers. Via a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration and thermal imaging equipment, the public will see firsthand how hot fire can get inside a home.
If you're planning your own event around FPW, make sure you have giveaways or visuals on hand. Giving attendees something to take home or capture with their smartphone will ensure they have literature to review or share with additional people after your event. Some ideas:
- Create an oversized version of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition's (HFSC) new home fire timeline. Work with a local copy center to reproduce this eye-catching image, and place it on an easel. The media loves these visuals, as will others taking snapshots during your event.
- Make a compelling case for fire sprinkler requirements by handing out these Fire Sprinkler Initiative infographics. They address the many myths on home fire sprinklers using easy-to-digest data.
- Give a presentation on the fire threats inside today's homes. Download our free PowerPoint.
- Download HFSC's array of free materials, from fact sheets to public education kits.
If you're hosting an event and featuring fire sprinklers, let us know. Email the Fire Sprinkler Initiative team, and we'll share your efforts with our national audience!