• Deadline Extended for “Bringing Safety Home Award” Nomination Applications

      Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning to adjust to the many changes in our daily lives and schedules as we work from home and perhaps in slightly different capacities. Yet even during these uncertain tim...
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  • CFSI Approves Home Fire Sprinkler Resolution

    In its latest resolution action, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Council unanimously approved one in support of Home Fire Sprinklers. The resolution was offered by the American Fire ...
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  • $500 Stipends Available to Support Your Home Fire Sprinkler Week Projects

    The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is now offering $500 stipends to 50 qualifying fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education in their communities.   The stipend will help ...
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  • The Top 5 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Blogs of 2019

    Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2019? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on The Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog:    5. Funeral H...
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  • Showing How Sprinklers Work on This Old House

    If you were thumbing through your social media feeds over the last few days, you might have seen it: with a little humor and a great hat, Richard Trethewey from This Old House demonstrated how sprinklers work in a vid...
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  • Firefighters Voice Opposition to Virginia Housing Board’s Vote Against Sprinklers

    The activation of a sprinkler extinguished a fire and saved about 800 people in a Tysons, Virginia apartment building on September 22, according to a recent local news report. Damages were estimated to be $650.  ...
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  • Forbes Article Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in All Homes

    When it comes to home fire sprinklers, misinformation about these life-and-property-saving systems continues to persist. Many who unfamiliar with the technology think that sprinklers are too expensive and that they wi...
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  • AHJs Are Finding Common Ground with Local Home Builders and Developers

    Today’s post was written by guest contributor, Peg Paul, Communications Manager at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   Home fire sprinklers are a proven, long-term solution to the home fire problem. But ...
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  • Using Social Media to Raise Awareness for Home Fire Sprinklers

    How can you leverage social media to champion the life-saving power of home fire sprinklers? The answer to this question was the focus of Changing the Conversation and Raising Awareness for Fire Sprinklers #...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Across North America - & Beyond - Team Up for Successful Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    With nearly 40 educational initiatives occurring across North America and one in Europe, the 2019 Home Fire Sprinkler Week has been deemed a success. Through social media, video, local community events, and more,...
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  • New Video Resources on Home Fire Sprinklers 

    The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has released a new set of videos that give important facts about fire sprinklers in 90 seconds or shorter.    The videos are available on YouTube and available for down...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Join Forces for Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    If you haven't heard, Home Fire Sprinkler Week™ is just around the corner! From May 19-25, safety advocates across North America are taking action in unison to raise national awareness of a fire sprink...
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  • Worcester fire chief says people need to see live burns; see the value in home fire sprinklers

      The Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Worcester (MA) Fire Department held a live side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn today to educate the public and policy makers about the rapid and deadly pace ...
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  • Know a stellar fire sprinkler advocate? Nominate them for the NFPA/HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

    Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association received the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Ho...
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  • New video narrated by pro-sprinkler builder gives unique pitch for home safety

    Fire safety organizations have teamed up to produce a new video succinctly outlining the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.    NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coali...
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  • Nine steps for promoting home fire sprinkler incentives to your community and developers

    Developers need to know that installing fire sprinklers in their new homes can be a financial win. Serious dollars can be saved via reducing construction and infrastructure costs if sprinklers are included in new home...
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  • Advocacy on wheels: Fire sprinkler supporters create eye-catching bus ad

    Safety advocates are taking their sprinkler education and advocacy on the road, literally.    Members of the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition developed this bus ad promoting home fire sprinklers that include...
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  • Fire sprinklers get its share of the spotlight at NFPA's Conference and Expo

    You didn't have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA's Conference and Expo, happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire section ...
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  • View NFPA's photo gallery of Home Fire Sprinkler Day activities

    With more than 50 events occurring in 25 states and Canadian provinces, Home Fire Sprinkler Day has been deemed a success. This project initiated by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Co...
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  • The U.S. and Canada unite during first Home Fire Sprinkler Day to showcase power of this life-saving technology

    Rain may have been in the forecast for many parts of North America on Saturday, May 19. However, it did not dampen efforts to finally give home fire sprinklers the widespread attention this technology deserv...
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