Hopkinton

Hopkinton, MA Gets Higher Density in Exchange for Home Fire Sprinklers

By offering home fire sprinkler incentives, AHJs, planners, and Town Managers can positively affect the community for generations to come Hopkinton, MA, is a small but lively New England community rich with open, wooded spaces and other natural resources. The Town’s Boards follow a vision statement that aspires to protect and maintain its treasures as part of responsible development. It …

Home Fire Sprinkler Week Materials

New Resources From the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Short Easy-to-Understand Consumer Videos In this digital age, attention spans are short. These new videos help you share very basic facts in record time. Each video is 90 seconds or shorter. In addition to communicating quickly, the videos are designed in formats that you can email, upload to your website and in your PowerPoint presentations, and share via Facebook, Twitter ...

Maine Fire Chief Receives National Award For Home Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition awarded Fire Chief Robert Lefebvre from the Gorham Maine Fire Department with the 2018 Bringing Safety Home Award. The award recognizes fire service members and other safety advocates who use HFSC’s home fire sprinkler educational materials and Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources to educate local officials …

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 …