HFSC 25 Years

HFSC 25 years
Since the 1970s when America Burning was published, fire safety organizations encouraged home fire sprinkler protection as an essential fire mitigation strategy. But no organization had the capacity to make that goal a priority. To fill that gap, the presidents of the American Fire Sprinkler Association, National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Sprinkler Association pooled their resources in 1996, creating the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to focus exclusively on home fire sprinkler education. HFSC has evolved from the small group the founders envisioned into a national 501c(3) organization working in the US and Canada. HFSC is led by a diverse and active Board of Directors that includes its three founding members. In honor of HFSC’s 25 years, HFSC President Loraine Carli conducted a series of interviews and talks about the history and mission of the organization, resources, challenges and where the organization is headed.

Schedule of Interviews

May 12

Lorraine Carli

NFPA VP of Outreach and Advocacy, HFSC President

In honor of HFSC’s 25 years, HFSC President Loraine Carli talks about the history and mission of the organization, resources, challenges and where the organization is headed.

June 1

NFSA President Shane Ray

NFSA VP

Vickie Pritchett

Executive Officer

HFSC President Lorraine Carli talks to NFSA President Shane Ray and NFSA VP, Executive Officer Vickie Pritchett about NFSA’s role as a founding member, how NFSA supports and utilizes HFSC resources.

June 7

Mike Spaziani

FM Global Assistant VP/Senior Staff Engineering Specialist

In 2010 FM Global partnered with HFSC to conduct full-scale fire tests comparing the environmental impact of sprinklered and non-sprinklered home fires. In 2021 FM Global reaffirmed this groundbreaking work.

June 14

Bob Caputo

AFSA President

HFSC President Lorraine Carli talks to AFSA President Bob Caputo about AFSA’s role as a founding member. AFSA, NFSA and NFPA pooled their resources in 1996, creating HFSC to focus exclusively on home fire sprinkler education.

June 21

Jeff Feid

State Farm Insurance, Loss Mitigation Administrator

June 28

Cara Gizzi

Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. VP, Education & Outreach

July 5

Sean Tracey

HFSC Canada

Maya Milardovic

The Co-operators Group Ltd. Director, Government Relations

July12

Ron Siarnicki

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Executive Director

July 19

Amy Acton

The Phoenix Society, Inc. Executive Director

July 26

Mike O’Brian

Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Chief

August 2

Kevin Quinn

National Volunteer Fire Council First Vice Chairman

August 9

Jon Narva

National Association of State Fire Marshals Executive Director