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 ...
... 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