Nominations now being accepted for NFPA, HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 ...

Three Organizations, One Strong Voice: A look Back at HFSC’s Founding Members

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Twenty years ago, there were just a few U.S. and Canadian fire departments that promoted the life-saving benefits of fire sprinklers in new homes. While many members of the fire service were aware of home fire sprinklers, sprinkler education materials were limited and most fire safety education programs focused on smoke alarms and escape plans. Thanks to movies and television …