The Hawaii Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting home fire sprinklers. This voluntary coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers in the state of Hawaii. The coalition actively works to educate stakeholder groups on residential fire sprinklers and collaborates with key state fire service organizations to address and overcome barriers to residential fire sprinkler requirements.
State Extends Prohibition of Home Fire Sprinkler Requirement
Set to sunset in 2017 was a law in Hawaii prohibiting counties from adopting requirements for fire sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. According to news reports, the Building Industry Association of Hawaii, the same opponents that pushed for the original law, recently pushed to extend this ban permanently. A legislative bill would have made this permanent prohibition possible. Instead, the Hawaii State Legislature decided to extend the prohibition by 10 years, now set to expire on June 30, 2027. For more on this story, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Fire Captain Loses Home in Fire, Rebuilds With Fire Sprinklers
A news story from a local ABC affiliate underscores a local fire captain who lost his home from fire and rebuilt with a key safety feature: home fire sprinklers. "I lost everything," he told the news station. "I lost my retirement badges. My helmet. All my momentos and my children's pictures and photographs, everything was gone. I just wanted to make sure this would never happen again to me." Read the full story.
This video, produced by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, underscores the importance of sprinklers and includes interviews with experts from the National Institute for Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories. Research examines why fires in new, single-family homes are more dangerous and how fire sprinklers protect occupants and firefighters.