The Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition was a recipient of the 2016 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The grant was used for a variety of purposes, all of which contributed to what the coalition considers a successful 2016.
The main use of the grant was to build three, side-by-side burn demonstration trailers, which are very powerful tools to educate on the importance and effectiveness of home fire sprinklers. Additionally, the money was used to attend a number of open houses, conferences, and trade shows. The grant helped purchase educational tools for use at these events and to enhance display booths.
The coalition’s main takeaway from all of these educational opportunities is that most people don’t have a lot of knowledge about fire sprinklers, but are eager to learn about their life-saving capabilities. To learn more about fire sprinklers and find education materials and advocacy tools, visit NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative site.
For more information on the Wisconsin coalition, the summit, other winners, and the grant, download the grant report.