The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, together with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), will be awarding a fire chief for their outstanding local efforts to increase the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems. The “Bringing Safety Home” award recognizes a fire chief who uses resources from the HFSC and NFPA to educate their communities and ensure that decision-makers have information to pass or upgrade residential fire sprinkler legislation at the local level.
The deadline for submissions is July 29. Last year, Chief Timothy Solobay of Cannonsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire Department was the first recipient of the “Bringing Safety Home” award. He was recognized for the role he played to educate decision-makers in his area and state.
This year, the award will be presented by IAFC’s Fire and Life Safety Section at the 2011 Fire Rescue International in Atlanta.