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

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 …

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

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, …