North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition

North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition The North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of residential fire sprinklers and acts as a resource to educate our citizens regarding the benefits of residential fire sprinklers.

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To join the coalition or for more information, please contact NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.



Members of the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Members of the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, representing various stakeholder groups, including the fire service and burn survivors.

Free Fire Sprinkler Resources

Home Fire Sprinkler Informational Pamphlet
Download the coalition's pamphlet underscoring all you need to know about home fire sprinklers.

Tips on How the Fire Service Can Communicate Home Fire Sprinklers
Since the fire service frequently speaks to the news media about home fires, this group can also play a major role in communicating important information on home fire sprinklers. This guide provides key information to aid this group and others in making the most of these teachable moments.

Coalition Members in Action

Jan Parker with the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition

During a 2017 Fire Prevention Week exhibit at Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh, coalition members highlighted home fire sprinklers to the public. Jan Parker, a coalition member and fire prevention specialist assigned to the North Carolina State Fire Marshal's Office, discussed components of a fire sprinkler to attendees.  

New Video Underscores Necessity of Home Fire Sprinklers

The Town of Apex has produced this short video underscoring the speed of today's home fires and the quick response of fire sprinklers in extinguishing these fires. The town's Building Inspections Department and Fire Department encourage homeowners to consider the installation of home fire sprinklers when building a new home.

Sprinkler Demonstration Wows Residents
Fire sprinkler demonstration
The coalition organized a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration at the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs Mid-Winter Conference in 2016. Nearly 200 people got an eye-catching glimpse of the rapidity of today's fires and the immediate activation of home fire sprinklers. The coalition also distributed sprinkler educational materials at the event. 

The Home Fire Problem in North Carolina

Firemen at a home fire

Home structure fires are common, and deadly. On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires each day between 2007 and 2011. In North Carolina, the statistics are equally grim and showcase one of the biggest threats to the people in our communities. In 2013 and 2014, the state's home structure fires caused nearly 200 civilian deaths. For more information on the effects of fire, download the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition fact sheet. 

Burn Survivor Champions for Fire Sprinklers

Burn survivor Pam Elliott

Coalition member Pam Elliott (shown here, before and after a house fire severely burned her when she was five years old) authored a recent Op-Ed on child fire deaths and the importance of sprinkers in reducing these deaths. NFPA Journal highlighted Elliott's story and the strong stance she has taken in support of home fire spinklers. Download a PDF of Elliott's profile.