August 21, 2015
– The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative
are accepting applications for the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award to recognize 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 sprinkler advocates who use HFSC and Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources as a key component in educating decision-makers on fire sprinklers and urging them to support sprinkler requirements at the local, state, or provincial level. Research proves that home fire sprinklers can reduce the risk of dying in home fires by 80 percent.
“There is a growing movement in North America to promote the life-saving aspects of home fire sprinklers,” says Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “The people behind this movement are passionate safety advocates who are effectively convincing the public and decision makers that fire sprinklers should be a necessity in all new homes.”
Nominations are open to members of the fire service and other sprinkler advocates from the U.S. and Canada. The award recipient will be honored at NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit, October 13-14, in Phoenix. NFPA will cover the recipient’s travel and lodging.
Nominee applications, which are available for download on NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative website, are due September 10, 2015 and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
About the Fire Sprinkler Initiative®
For nearly 20 years, HFSC has developed and provided comprehensive, non-commercial, educational materials that highlight the life safety benefits of protecting homes with fire sprinkler systems. HFSC’s mission is solely educational and its materials are available to everyone at no cost through HFSC’s website.
The Fire Sprinkler Initiative®
, a project of the National Fire Protection Association, is a nationwide effort to mandate the use of home fire sprinklers and the adoption of fire sprinkler requirements for new construction. Visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website at www.firesprinklerinitiative.org
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
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Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275