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 HFSC educational material, NFPA data, and NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources to educate decision-makers on home fire sprinklers. These efforts are aimed at educating the public and policy makers to increase the use of home fire sprinklers in new homes. The award winner will receive a $1,000 grant to further fire sprinkler advocacy and educational efforts in their area.
“This year, many communities have successfully taken steps to get fire sprinklers in new homes,” says Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and HFSC president. “We are progressively seeing more and more jurisdictions embracing this technology thanks to the dedication of fire sprinkler advocates who educate on the life-saving ability of fire sprinklers. These passionate safety advocates are effectively showing the life-saving benefits of fire sprinklers and they should be a necessity in all new homes to protect citizens and first responders alike.”
According to NFPA research, the risk of dying in a reported home fire is 85 percent lower if sprinklers are present.