Home Fire Sprinkler Week Kicks Off with Focus on How Fast a Home Burns in a Fire Without Sprinklers

Blog Post created by lorrainecarli Employee on May 18, 2020

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 ...



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... 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.