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HFSC Video Series: Founding Coalition Member NFSA Explains Need to Continue Education about the Value of Home Fire Sprinklers

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and to help celebrate, HFSC developed a weekly video series featuring interviews with industry professionals and practitioners who share stories of their commitment to advocating for home fire sprinklers in communities across the country. Last week, HFSC President Lorraine Carli explained the history and evolution of the coalition, its dedication to the life-saving technology of home sprinklers and commitment to grassroots fire safety education, and HFSC’s emphasis on digital and online resources to further the important messages of the coalition. If you missed the video, you can find it on our NFPA Today blog. This week, HFSC introduces Shane Ray, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) and NFSA Executive Officer, Vickie Pritchett. In their interview with Lorraine Carli, Ray and Pritchett explain NFSA’s role as a founding member of HFSC, its partnership with the American Fire Sprinkler Association and NFPA, and their continued efforts to educate local officials, the fire service and first responders, home builders, developers, realtors, and consumers about the value of sprinklers. Check out their interview below: This year, help us celebrate HFSC’s 25th anniversary by sharing the facts about the affordability, reliability, and effective protection of home fire sprinklers. For additional information, visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Fire Sprinkler Initiative websites.
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In Honor of Home Fire Sprinkler Week, HFSC President Highlights the Coalition’s 25 Years of Work

Home Fire Sprinkler Week (HFSW) is coming to a close, but the message of home fire sprinklers is one that always needs to be shared. The annual initiative is a project of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI). This week-long campaign is the perfect opportunity to get the tools you need to help further the life-saving educational message of home fire sprinklers. These tools include: A brand new HFSW digital campaign to reach younger homebuyers to help emphasize the need for home fire sprinklers in communities A new video to highlight the green benefits of installing home fire sprinklers (link to video) This year marks HSFC’s 25th anniversary and to celebrate, HFSC developed a weekly video series that will launch later this month and touches on topics such as the environmental impact of fire sprinklers and firefighter safety. Hear what HFSC board members and other important voices in the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem have to say in these engaging interviews. To kick off the video series, here is HFSC President Lorraine Carli to explain the history and evolution of the coalition, its dedication to the life-saving technology of home sprinklers, its commitment to grassroots fire safety education, and HFSC’s emphasis on digital and online resources to further the important messages of the coalition:       Please join HFSC and NFPA in sharing valuable, life-saving information during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. For additional information, visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
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Fire Sprinklers Make a Smart Home “Genius” and … Green

Did you know your smart home can be a whole lot smarter by adding fire sprinklers? Were you aware that sprinklers are green?! This week, as we celebrate Home Fire Sprinkler Week, we tackle the misconceptions about sprinklers and urge everyone to share the facts about this life-saving technology. Day 4 of the campaign focuses on the value of sprinklers and the research conducted by FM Global and HFSC Research that looked at the environmental impact of fires. Sprinklers can play a role in reducing risk by: Controlling a fire automatically, often extinguishing it before the fire department arrives Allowing occupants to escape, especially those at high risk Protecting firefighters from exposure, which can lead to cancer and other health concerns  In addition, the research shows that fire sprinklers can REDUCE: Greenhouse gas emissions by 98 percent Fire damage by up to 97 percent Water usage to fight a fire by as much as 91 percent Water pollution  This is all to say that despite what the naysayers want you to believe, fire sprinklers are good for people and they’re good for the environment! We hope you are joining us this week and taking advantage of all the great resources available to share with those in your community. To take part in today’s event and to spread the word, visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website, then: Find today’s theme and suggested content Choose a video or graphic (or both) Post the information on your website, Facebook, Twitter, or on all of your social media platforms  Take the time to use our resources during Home Fire Sprinkler Week to help protect what we all value most: our loved ones, communities, and our firefighters. For additional information, please visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative.  Next Up: Home Fire Sprinkler Week wraps up with a focus on “Protect(ing) What You Value Most”
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