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 …

Home Fire Sprinkler Timeline Flashover Chart

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 …