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Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.

 

Our intent with this new virtual approach is to garner as much, if not more attention as we have the last couple of years with Home Fire Sprinkler Week virtual. The virtual event provides a great opportunity for the fire service to bring together their voices and spread the word about the life saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.

 

The theme for this last day of our virtual event, Friday, May 22, is “Protect What You Value Most,” which explains how fire sprinklers are an essential part of a complete system of home fire safety. Download the assets below and share with your audiences with the following message:

Smoke alarms, escape plans & fire sprinklers are a complete system of home fire safety. #AskForHomeFireSprinklers

OR ...

 

Sprinklers

 

... find the assets on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage to share with your audience.

 

Thank you for joining us in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week!

 

Be sure to follow HFSC on Facebook and Twitter (@HFSCorg) and the Fire Sprinkler Initiative throughout the year to stay on top of the latest news and information about home fire sprinklers.

 

 As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.

 

Our intent with this new virtual approach is to garner as much, if not more attention as we have the last couple of years with Home Fire Sprinkler Week virtual. The virtual event provides a great opportunity for the fire service to bring together their voices and spread the word about the life saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.

 

To take part in the campaign, start by visiting the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website where you can:

 

  • Use the theme and suggested content for Monday through Friday during campaign week.
  • Choose a video or graphic or both each day.
  • Post the information on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or on all of your social media platforms

 

The theme for today, Thursday, May 21, is “Fire Sprinklers are Smart and Green,” which serves as a reminder that fire sprinklers are the perfect smart home protection. Today’s featured video and graphic show you how. Download the assets  below and share with your audiences with the message:

Want a really smart home? Home fire sprinklers are genius. #AskForHomeFireSprinklers ... OR

 

home fire sprinkler week

... find the assets on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage to share with your audience.

 

Please join us in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. For additional information, please visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

 

 As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.

 

Our intent with this new virtual approach is to garner as much, if not more attention as we have the last couple of years with Home Fire Sprinkler Week virtual. The virtual event provides a great opportunity for the fire service to bring together their voices and spread the word about the life saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.

 

Today, Wednesday, May 20, HFSC and NFPA are partnering with Firehouse to bring you a Home Fire Sprinkler Week Facebook Live event at 11:00 am ET. The theme of the event is “Every New Home Needs Fire Sprinklers” and it features a great panel of safety experts:

 

  • U.S. Fire Administrator Chief Keith Bryant
  • IAFC President Chief Gary Ludwig
  • NFPA President Jim Pauley
  • HFSC President Lorraine Carli

 

The moderator of the event is Firehouse Editor-In-Chief Peter Matthews.

 

To join the live event, visit the Firehouse Facebook page where you can tune in and share it with your followers, or for those not on Facebook, you can follow the event live on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage.

 

Don’t forget to also share today’s resources. The featured video and graphic include information for consumers explaining why it’s important to ask for fire sprinklers when building a new home. Download the assets below and share with your audiences using the message:

Most fire deaths happen at home. If you plan to build a new home, ask for fire sprinklers. #HomeFireSprinklerWeek ... OR ...

 

Sprinklers

 

... find the assets on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage to share with your audience. 

 

Please join us in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. For additional information, please visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative webpage.

 

 As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.

 

Our intent with this new virtual approach is to garner as much, if not more, attention as we have the last couple of years with Home Fire Sprinkler Week virtual. The virtual event provides a great opportunity for the fire service to bring together their voices and spread the word about the life saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. To take part in the campaign, start by visiting the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website to:

 

  • Find the theme and suggested content for Monday through Friday during campaign week
  • Choose a video or graphic (or both) each day
  • Post the information on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or on all of your social media platforms

 

The theme for today, Tuesday, May 19, is “Fire Sprinklers are Reliable and Simple.” The theme helps remind people about the facts of sprinklers, including how only the sprinkler closet to the fire activates. Today’s featured video and graphic include information about how sprinklers work. Download the assets below with the following message:

DYK? Only the sprinkler closest to the fire activates. #AskForHomeFireSprinklers ... or

 

 

Sprinklers

 

... find the assets on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage to share with your audience.

 

Please join us in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. For additional information, please visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

 

Next up:  Don't forget to join us for our Facebook Live event tomorrow at 11 AM EST. Find all of the information you need to participate on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage. 

 

 As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.

 

Our intent with this new virtual approach is to garner as much, if not more, attention as we have the last couple of years with Home Fire Sprinkler Week virtual. The virtual event provides a great opportunity for the fire service to bring together their voices and spread the word about the life saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. To take part in the campaign, start by visiting the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website where you can:

 

  • Find a daily theme and suggested content for Monday through Friday during campaign week
  • Choose the suggested video and graphic (or both) related to the theme for each day
  • Post the information on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or on all of your social media platforms

 

The theme for today, Monday, May 18, is “Fire is Fast.” The theme helps to inform people about how quickly a fire can escalate without fire sprinklers. Today’s featured video and graphic include a timeline that shows the amount of time it takes a fire to spread from initial ignition to full flashover in a home. You can share the assets below with the related messaging: See how fast a home fire becomes deadly. #AskForHomeFireSprinklers or ...

 

 

home fire sprinkler week

 

... find the video and related graphic on the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage, to share with your audience.

 

Please join us in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. For additional information, please visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

 

 As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that 100 people were left homeless in Wisconsin due to an apartment complex consumed by a massive fire that lacked sprinklers, or that five people were killed in a public housing complex that also was not equipped with fire sprinklers. Inevitably, the challenges of present day can overtake yesterday’s events.

 

However, there is still much to learn from last year’s tragic events. For that reason, the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy InstituteYear in Review released the 2019 Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Year in Review report. The report, which highlights a number of U.S. and international life safety incidents, looks at the circumstances that led to each tragedy and examines the current, overall health of the global fire and life safety system.

 

With each incident, we’re reminded of the current safety system that repeatedly fails to protect the public and first responders; taken together, they represent a catastrophic failure of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, a framework NFPA developed in 2018 that identifies the components that must work together to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards.

 

The examples referenced in the new report point to gaps, cracks, and weaknesses in the Ecosystem that otherwise should protect communities. By examining these incidents, communities can see the breakdowns that led to each calamity and use them as learning opportunities to help address fractures in their own fire and life safety ecosystems to create safer areas to live.

 

The 2019 Year in Review report is now available for download, for free. You can find it along with additional resources and information about the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, on NFPA’s Ecosystem webpage.

 

As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

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