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Mark your calendars! NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition are initiating Home Fire Sprinkler Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The event's goal is to raise national awareness of this life-saving technology by having advocates host events simultaneously. Taking action on this day is easy. Some ideas include: 


  • Host a side-by-side live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration
  • Conduct a fire department open house featuring fire sprinkler information and sprinkler riser display
  • Initiate a media event/walk-through of a sprinklered home in your community


The event webpage has more information. Please help spread the word among fire and life safety educators on this important event. And take steps now to start planning an activity for the event. We recommend you first check in with your state fire sprinkler coalition (if you state has one) to see how you can coordinate efforts with them. 

Here's another tool you can use to promote to the public just how quickly home fires can become deadly and the effects home fire sprinklers have in controlling them.


The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has animated its popular home fire timeline via a new video. The new video can be a great accompaniment to your public education endeavors and social media outreach. Check out the new video, and let us know by replying to this blog how you anticipate using it. Feedback on the video is also greatly appreciated.  

Have you listened to our five-part podcast series, "The Survivors"? It humanizes NFPA's statistics on home fires by underscoring the ordeal and aftermath of one family after they lost two children to home fire. 


Please reply to this blog and let us know if you've listened to all or any of the episodes. Were you moved by the family's story? Did you learn something new? Do you like the podcast format when it comes to listening to stories? Please share your feedback with us.