Water System Incentives Can Lower Infrastructure Costs In New Developments Protected with Home Fire Sprinklers

Installing home fire sprinklers in new developments can result in infrastructure cost savings with smaller pipes, pumps and booster stations and when spacing fire hydrants further apart. In this video clip, Dave Petty, Scottsdale Water Operations Director talks about the water system incentives developers can experience. Scottsdale also saves maintenance costs with fewer fire hydrants. In this video clip, Dave …

Home Fire Sprinkler Developer Incentives Discussed at NFPA Conference & Expo

NFPA Conference Education Session: A Case Study in Providing Incentives and Saving Lives June 11, 8:30 a.m. Islander B Randy Miller, Deputy Fire Marshal, Camas-Washougal (WA) Fire Marshal’s Office, will talk about the incentives that were offered to developers in his community and how he worked with many stakeholders to protect more than 2,000 homes with sprinklers. Peg Paul, HFSC …

HFSC Home Fire Sprinkler Display to be featured at the 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo

NFPA is particularly excited to share that a key feature of the 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo will be The Annex: Focus on Suppression. This special area on the Expo floor will provide a one-stop option for information related to suppression systems, both commercial and residential. There will be a series of dynamic training sessions, a wide range of valuable resource materials, …

First Home Fire Sprinkler Day Boosted Awareness in U.S. and Canada

More than 50 fire departments in 25 states and Canadian provinces held events last weekend to kick off the first ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative organized the event to raise awareness of the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers and to counter the myths …

Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives Appeal to Single-Family Home Developers

With plans to develop a 60-home subdivision along a steep hillside in Camas, Washington, a developer requested approval for a single entrance instead of the two roads that were required. This presented an opportunity to Randy Miller, Deputy Fire Marshal, Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal’s Office. In response, Miller agreed to the single entrance if the developer agreed to install home fire …

Surveys show AHJs should be offering sprinkler incentives

55% of Developers Would Build Homes with Fire Sprinklers If Offered Local Incentives

New national surveys show fire service and homebuilder appeal for incentives to boost fire sprinklers in new single-family developments.  Fifty-five percent of developers would be interested in building homes with fire sprinklers if they were offered incentives or trade ups; yet only 6 percent had ever been offered them, according to a recent national survey of homebuilders conducted by HanleyWood for …

Home Fire Sprinkler Summit Held in Langely, B.C.

The summit drew 150 attendees. An audience of more than 150 was in attendance at the Home and Family Sprinkler Summit in Langely, B.C. on February 22nd. Sponsored by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia in conjunction with the B.C. Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Summit was held to educate about the life safety benefits of installing home fire sprinklers. ...

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 …