Chief Keith Brower

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 …

Chase Browning

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 …

Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2020

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. …

This “Fire-power” Couple Says They Will Never Live in an Unsprinklered Home

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With more than five dozen side-by-side educational events behind them, Les and Diane Woods have become well known across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond for their ambitious home fire sprinkler advocacy. Their dedication to the cause continues today, making them a true “fire-power” couple. It all started when the Tega Cay, SC Volunteer Fire Department signed up for HFSC’s Built …

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Hopkinton, MA Gets Higher Density in Exchange for Home Fire Sprinklers

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By offering home fire sprinkler incentives, AHJs, planners, and Town Managers can positively affect the community for generations to come Hopkinton, MA, is a small but lively New England community rich with open, wooded spaces and other natural resources. The Town’s Boards follow a vision statement that aspires to protect and maintain its treasures as part of responsible development. It …

Fire Sprinklers Save Two Homes in Three Months In One Fire District

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The Novato Fire District is no stranger to home fire sprinkler saves. Novato is in Marin County, California, which has 13 different fire agencies. For decades, the fire prevention officers in those fire agencies have worked together to push home fire sprinkler installations by working in partnership with stakeholders, and successfully adopting fire codes with local amendments that require residential …