Education Resources From the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2020

Short Easy-to-Understand Consumer Videos

In this digital age, attention spans are short. These new videos help you share very basic facts in record time. Each video is 90 seconds or shorter. In addition to communicating quickly, the videos are designed in formats that you can email, upload to your website and in your PowerPoint presentations, and share via Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Topics covered include:

Why house fires burn quickly and are more deadly (60-seconds)

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Types of home fire sprinklers

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Who is most at risk if a home fire starts

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How home fire sprinklers work

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Its easy to live with home fire sprinklers

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Tip: Contact your local media outlets and ask them to broadcast these as public service announcements during Home Fire Sprinkler Week.

This Home Can Save Your Life Brochure and Box

No matter how much safety information is available online, many people still prefer to read and keep pamphlets on hand. This brochure was developed to provide consumers with updated facts about why home fires can become deadly in less than two minutes and how home fire sprinklers give people extra time to escape.

This brochure is the companion to the Sprinklered House Tool Box. This sturdy box, shaped like a house, features a genuine home fire sprinkler and educational messages. The box supports the system of home fire safety story: why you need working smoke alarms and escape planning and practice, and why home fire sprinklers provide the ultimate protection.

The box is the perfect educational tool when talking to the media, consumers and other stakeholders. You’ll want to keep it handy to use following home fires and at all your educational and code activity presentations.

Tip: If you’re working with lawmakers as part of your Home Fire Sprinkler Week educational outreach, be sure to bring this house along – many of them may have never seen a home fire sprinkler.

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New Living with Sprinklers Kit

For many years, HFSC’s kit for people living in homes protected with home fire sprinklers has been widely used by fire departments, sprinkler contractors and home builders. Now it’s updated, with a customizable hangtag that illustrates typical riser features and some basic information, including how to do routine flow tests. The Kit includes a new illustrated brochure that helps residents understand the fire protection they have and know how to maintain it.

Tip: Doing a Side by Side as part of your Home Fire Sprinkler Week outreach? These kits will help your audience understand how easy it is to live with sprinklers if they build or buy a home.HFSC Living with sprinklers kit

Reproducible Safety Sheets

Based on feedback from the fire service, we’ve put together new information that you can download and reproduce to educate a variety of your audiences, from the public to local officials to community planners and developers. The sheets can be customized with your fire department name and information and easily duplicated. They address the following key topics:

Deadly in two minutes or less – Can you survive a home fire?

Protect what you value most with home fire sprinklers.

When you build or buy a home ask for Fire sprinklers.

Do you know the facts about home fire sprinklers?

Home fire sprinklers: part of community risk reduction.

Tip: Home Fire Sprinkler Week is an ideal time to schedule a meeting with your local planning board and these sheets will help you educate this key audience.

HFSC offers a wealth of additional free information and material that will help you make Home Fire Sprinkler Week a hit in your community. You can also see what is available at NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative HOME FIRE SPRINKLER WEEK and  the Home Fire Sprinkler Week event map.Home Fire Sprinkler consumer education[/text_output]