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 …

Today’s Built for Life Fire Department Program is Built for Targeted Community Education

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It’s widely known within the fire service homes are where the great majority of civilian structure fire injuries and deaths occur. According to NFPA, they comprise 93 percent of home fire deaths and 87 percent of injuries. Less well known is that despite a 47 percent decrease in the number of home fire deaths since 1980, NFPA has found the fire death rate per 1,000 reported …

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 …

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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 ...