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Nominate Your Favorite Home Fire Sprinkler Safety Advocate for the NFPA/HFSC “Bringing Safety Home Award”

Research shows home fire sprinklers play a key role in saving lives and property; the benefits of this life-saving technology are witnessed everyday across the country. And behind the scenes are many individuals who, armed with data and numbers, stories, and experiences work tirelessly in their communities to advance this all-important safety message.

If you know someone whose work includes the promotion of the benefits of home fire sprinklers, then we encourage you to nominate him/her for this year’s Bringing Safety Home Award. The award, supported by NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), honors members of the fire service and other fire sprinkler advocates in North America who use HFSC educational materials, NFPA data, and NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources to educate decision-makers on home fire sprinklers. Such efforts include things like educating the public and policymakers to increase the use of home fire sprinklers in new homes.

The great news is that the award winner will receive a $1,000 grant to help further his/her fire sprinkler advocacy and educational efforts in their area. We’re also excited to be able to announce the winner during Home Fire Sprinkler Week, May 15–21, 2022.

A big congratulations to the 2021 Bringing Safety Home Award recipient, Paul Eichler, who is the Operations Battalion Chief of Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland. Paul is also a volunteer member of the Dover Fire Department in Delaware, and he chairs the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Described as a constant advocate for home fire sprinklers, Paul has been credited for his work with the Coalition in achieving the lone home fire sprinkler requirement in Newark, Delaware, his varied public education efforts such as live fire sprinkler demonstrations, and his ongoing public awareness outreach.

So don’t delay. The deadline to nominate your favorite home fire sprinkler advocate for this year’s award is Friday, April 8, 2022. Get additional information about the process and use our online form to submit your choice. We look forward to hearing from you!

Need information about home fire sprinklers? Visit the HFSC website to learn more.

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LisaMarie Sinatra
Communications Manager, Public Affairs Office