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 …

This “Fire-power” Couple Says They Will Never Live in an Unsprinklered Home

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With more than five dozen side-by-side educational events behind them, Les and Diane Woods have become well known across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond for their ambitious home fire sprinkler advocacy. Their dedication to the cause continues today, making them a true “fire-power” couple. It all started when the Tega Cay, SC Volunteer Fire Department signed up for HFSC’s Built …

Home Fire Sprinkler Timeline Flashover Chart

New Home Fire Timeline Animation Now Available

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HFSC’s signature home fire timeline that illustrates how fast a fire grows compared to how quickly a fire sprinkler prevents a fire from becoming deadly is now available as an animated graphic. Using vivid graphics and sound effects, the new animation tells the story quickly and convincingly in about a minute. This new educational tool is yours to download. Click …

HFSC Receives Federal Grant to Help Fire Service and AHJs Increase Home Fire Sprinkler Education Among Builders and Developers

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The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has been awarded a FY 2016 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. Funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the grant will underwrite a multifaceted national education program aimed at increasing home fire sprinkler installation in new homes. For decades, homes have had the biggest share of the U.S. fire problem. Each day, …

Do you need images for your education programs or media requests?

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Do you need photos, illustrations or other images for your home fire sprinkler education programs? Looking for an image to post on social media or on your website? Do you get requests from local media looking for images?     The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has an image gallery and encourages the use of its materials by individuals, organizations and …

home fire timeline flashover chart

New Timeline Helps Explain Speed of Fire

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HFSC developed a new home fire timeline to show growth of a fire with and without fire sprinklers. During the first 90 seconds after the fire starts, the smoke alarm activates and heat from the fire activates the sprinkler. Without sprinklers, the odds of escaping decrease quickly as flashover can occur in three to five minutes. Designed to be a ...