Community Risk Reduction Resources

Randy Miller

HFSC Helps Fire Service Personnel, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, and Developers with FREE Information and Presentation Materials

HFSC has developed a library of information and resources you can use to educate consumers, elected officials, developers and builders about the benefits of including fire sprinklers in homes.

A Complete Guide to Community Risk Reduction For Your Community

See how locally negotiated developer benefits are resulting in sprinkler installations and improved life safety in more jurisdictions each year.

Fire Sprinklers Incentives Fact Sheet

Common homebuilder incentives and the 9 steps you can take for a safer community.

HFSC Developer Incentives

Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Fact Sheet

NFPA 13D – Life Safety System Video

NFPA 13D is referenced in many building and fire codes. It is intended to prevent injury and life loss. The standard requires at least 10 minutes of sprinkler water on the fire in its initial stage of development. That controls the fire early, giving residents the time to safely escape and the fire department time to respond. A typical home fire will be controlled and may even be extinguished by the time the fire department arrives.

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Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Video

Building New Developments With Home Fire Sprinklers Can Increase Fire Safety for the Entire Community

Resources that might have gone to fighting fires can be focused on Community Risk Reduction (CRR). They can help reduce municipal operating expenses through lowered water demands.

Incentives offered to developers to build with sprinklers can reduce construction costs and increase profitability.

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Why New Homes Need Fire Sprinklers Video

Home Fire Sprinklers Protect Residents and First Responders

Sprinklered developments support Community Risk Reduction (CRR) as home fire sprinklers provide superior protection for responders and residents, benefitting the entire community for decades. Unsprinklered new-home fire exposure puts responders at risk from fire, collapse, and health hazards. Each new home built without sprinklers makes the community less safe for all. By protecting new housing stock, existing resources can be directed at high-risk populations and existing unsprinklered structures.

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Fire Sprinklers And Incentives are Popular Video

Other Local Officials

In some communities the city planner or planning department handles all aspects of development for the town. In others the city manager, mayor or city council may be involved. Your city planner should be able to let you know who you should work with.

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Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Powerpoint

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Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Video Clips

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Discuss Incentives During Pre-application Meetings
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Developer Saves $1 Million
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AHJs Can Offer Incentives
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Incentives Benefit Developers
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Sprinklers Key to Community Risk Reduction
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Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Case Studies

Camas, Washington

Developer Incentives:
One Roadway (Egress) Allowed or Single Point Subdivision Access Allowed

Camas, WA development fire sprinkler incentives

Saugatuck, Michigan

Developer Incentive:
Reduced Street Width Allowed

Dunegrass Development

West Bridgewater, MA

Developer Incentives:
Single-access allowed
Longer dead-end road
Fire hydrants spaced further apart

W Bridgwater, MA development

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