Chief Keith Brower

Retired Fire Chief and Home Fire Sprinkler Advocate Protects His Own Home

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On May 25, 2008, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (VA) responded to a single-family house fire in a residential development. Keith Brower, who was the fire marshal at the time, heard the mayday call that would change his life. As firefighters entered the structure, a fireball erupted. The fire quickly went to flashover, spreading rapidly through the open construction plan …

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 …

Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2020

Fire Departments Can Apply for $500 Stipends To Support Local Home Fire Sprinkler Education

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The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020. As part of its ongoing nonprofit safety education mission, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is inviting all U.S. fire departments to apply for new stipend awards that will increase local awareness of home fire sprinklers. With generous underwriting from State Farm, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Fire Sprinkler Association …

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 …

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 …