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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 …

NFPA And HFSC Launch Virtual Campaign To Address Home Fire Problem

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Video, graphic and other resources at Home Fire Sprinkler Week Website QUINCY, MA May 13, 2020 – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a home fire can become deadly in as little as two minutes. Common synthetic furnishings burn hotter and faster than natural materials and produce toxic deadly smoke. Although the number of home fires has come …

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 …

NFPA and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition announce week of action to address America’s home fire problem

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Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use in new homes. America’s fire service and safety advocates will be able to take action in unison to raise national awareness of a fire sprinkler’s life-saving ability. Fire ...

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Celebrates 20 Years with Fire Sprinkler Demonstration at NFPA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas

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Contact: Peg Paul (815) 592-9278 [email protected]   Frankfort, IL – On June 14, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s (HFSC) spokesperson Ron Hazelton narrated a side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration for attendees at the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary. The demonstration was held at Desert Fire Protection, a …

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Maryland State Firemen’s Association Awarded Bringing Safety Home Award From NFPA And HFSC

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May 25, 2016 – The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded the Maryland State Firemen’s Association with the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award, presented at the Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chair Summit and HFSC May Board Meeting at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts. The award recognizes fire service members and other safety advocates who ...

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

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Contact:  Peg Paul (815) 592-9278 [email protected] nprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have joined its all-volunteer Board of Directors. Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of NFFF, and Chief Kevin Quinn, chairman of NVFC, will represent the groups on the Board. “Our Board of Directors is ...

HFSC Offers Stipends to Help Fire Departments

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Contact: Peg Paul (815) 592-9278 [email protected] HFSC Offers Stipends to Help Fire Departments Educate Public About Dangers of Today’s Modern Home Fires March 30, 2015, Frankfort, IL – The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announces a new stipend program for U.S. and Canadian fire departments looking to conduct home fire sprinkler demonstrations within their communities. HFSC will offer $1,000 ...

2014 Bringing Safety Home Award

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Ashland City, Tennessee Fire Chief Chuck Walker To Receive 2014 Bringing Safety Home Award Frankfort, IL – The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative have announced that Fire Chief Chuck Walker is the recipient of the 2014 Bringing Safety Home Award, jointly presented by the two organizations. Walker is the fire ...

Homeowners Prefer Fire Sprinklers

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 Download Word Document Contact:  Peg Paul (815) 592-9278 New Study Shows Homeowners Prefer a Home Protected With Fire Sprinklers FRANKFORT, IL – In a new national Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), 74% of U.S. homeowners said they would be more likely to buy a home with fire sprinklers than one without. ...