HFSC’s Free Resources Will Enhance Your Fire Prevention Week Programs

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HFSC’s Free Resources Will Enhance Your Fire Prevention Week Programs  Media outreach: Urge your local TV stations and newspapers to use our broadcast quality video and hi-res photographs so they can run stories about life-saving home fire sprinklers. Our collection includes dramatic footage comparing a living room fire with sprinklers and without. We also have an animated timeline that colorfully …


AGF Manufacturing Finds a Unique Way to Support Grassroots Fire Service Sprinkler Advocacy and Education

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What is the best way for people to understand what a home fire sprinkler system looks like and how it works? Show them a display with all of the components. Thanks to a generous donation from AGF Manufacturing, Inc. along with other industry partners, fire departments throughout the country are doing just that, building home fire sprinkler displays and using …

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Retired Fire Chief and Home Fire Sprinkler Advocate Protects His Own Home

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On May 25, 2008, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (VA) responded to a single-family house fire in a residential development. Keith Brower, who was the fire marshal at the time, heard the mayday call that would change his life. As firefighters entered the structure, a fireball erupted. The fire quickly went to flashover, spreading rapidly through the open construction plan …

Home fire sprinklers – not just smart, genius!

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There are plenty of questions about the housing market today. But one thing is certain. When the time is right, the next generation of homebuyers will be choosing homes that provide comfort, sustainability and safety. Plan for homebuyers in your community to weigh these values when they buy a home. And research has documented that younger buyers especially will emphasize ...
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Oregon Deputy Fire Marshal Receives National Award For Home Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

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The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded Chase Browning from the Medford Fire Department with the Bringing Safety Home Award. The award recognizes fire service members and other safety advocates who use HFSC’s home fire sprinkler educational materials and Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) resources to educate local officials as part ...

Nominations now being accepted for NFPA, HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) are accepting nominations for their Bringing Safety Home Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers. The Bringing Safety Home Award honors members of the fire service and other fire sprinkler advocates in North America who use …

HFSC Increases Stipend Offer

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Now 60 U.S. Fire Departments Will Receive $500  For Local Home Fire Sprinkler Education  The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has increased the number of $500 stipends offered to U.S. fire departments thanks to additional donations from HFSC founding members American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National …

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Fire Departments Can Apply for $500 Stipends To Support Local Home Fire Sprinkler Education

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The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. As part of its ongoing nonprofit safety education mission, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is inviting all U.S. fire departments to apply for new stipend awards that will increase local awareness of home fire sprinklers. With generous underwriting from State Farm, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Sprinkler Association …

Smart homes are protected with fire sprinklers

Smart homes aren’t smart without fire sprinklers

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Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from anywhere. …