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New Home Fire Timeline Animation Now Available

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 …

NVFC Support of Home Fire Sprinklers

Home fire sprinklers save lives – of responders and residents. Whether volunteer or paid, urban or rural, home fire sprinkler education can improve any fire department’s community risk reduction efforts. Just ask Chief Kevin Quinn, chairman of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Kevin Quinn Nov 2017 Vid Isn’t it time your fire department got on board? HFSC offers a …

Video Footage Shows Dramatic Difference Between a Living Room Fire With and Without A Home Fire Sprinkler

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition conducted a video shoot to show the difference between a living room fire with and without sprinklers. Working with Chief Joe Falaschetti and the Beecher (IL) Fire Department, a home slated for demolition was identified. Two sets of furniture, carpet, drapes and home decorations were used. Tom Lia, Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Fire …

You Can Build this Portable Educational Tool!

New on HFSC’s website: a free, step-by-step kit to help you build a portable NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler riser. This tool is a unique hands-on teaching resource that works with virtually any audience, from consumer to homebuilder to local official. The riser can be customized to match your local code requirements. We’ve provided a list of all the materials …

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition in Canada

In case you missed it, we recently introduced our Canadian HFSC website, stocked with “Canadianized” home fire sprinkler educational content. A big thank-you to The Co-operators and CASA for helping us get the website up and running to increase and improve home fire sprinkler education across the country. Check it out, eh? homefiresprinklercanada.ca Save Save Save

Fire Sprinklers Save Two Homes in Three Months In One Fire District

The Novato Fire District is no stranger to home fire sprinkler saves. Novato is in Marin County, California, which has 13 different fire agencies. For decades, the fire prevention officers in those fire agencies have worked together to push home fire sprinkler installations by working in partnership with stakeholders, and successfully adopting fire codes with local amendments that require residential …

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, …

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Launches Canadian Website HomeFireSprinklerCanada.CA

Today, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced a new website with important educational information for a range of Canadian stakeholders. HomeFireSprinklerCanada.ca provides timely resources to increase interest in the life-saving benefits of installed home fire sprinklers in new construction homes. In partnership with The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association, this new comprehensive website presents content developed …

Home fire sprinkler trade ups or trade offs – and do words really matter?

As is true with any emerging trend, misunderstanding often plays a lead role. When it comes to the increasing use of local home fire sprinkler trade up incentives, there’s no lack of confusion. Let’s clear this up here. Trade Ups Trade ups do not trade off fire safety. A trade off suggests a compromise; and those who may be opposed …