DEADLINE: April 9, 2021
March 17, 2021 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) are accepting nominations for their Bringing Safety Home Award, which recognizes 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 fire sprinkler advocates in North America who use HFSC educational material, NFPA data, and NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources to educate decision-makers on home fire sprinklers. These efforts are aimed at educating the public and policy makers to increase the use of home fire sprinklers in new homes. The award winner will receive a $1,000 grant to further fire sprinkler advocacy and educational efforts in their area. The winner will be announced during Home Fire Sprinkler Week May 16–22, 2021.
“There have been many challenges, especially with the pandemic over the last year, yet we’ve seen advocates step up to the plate and continue to educate about the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers,” says Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and HFSC president. “New construction did not slow down and we are progressively seeing more jurisdictions embracing this technology thanks to the dedication of fire sprinkler advocates.”
According to NFPA research, the risk of dying in a reported home fire is 85 percent lower if sprinklers are present.
Visit NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative website to download the nomination form for the Bringing Safety Home Award; NFPA and HFSC are accepting nominations at firstname.lastname@example.org through April 9, 2021.
For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research, and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.
About the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)
Founded in 1896, NFPA® is a global self-funded 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.
About the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
HFSC was formed in 1996 to inform the public about the life-saving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes. HFSC is a purely educational, nonprofit organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about home fire sprinklers. For more information about HFSC and home fire sprinklers, visit www.homefiresprinkler.org.
Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275