The Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for education and information on home fire sprinklers and, through a cooperative effort with stakeholders, works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers as a critical component of home fire safety.
To join the coalition or for more information, contact NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
New Fire Sprinkler Educational Pamphlet Available
Download the coalition's pamphlet underscoring all you need to know about home fire sprinklers. You'll learn about the myths, the costs, and the impact this technology has in saving lives.
Event Marks Anniversary of The Station Nightclub Fire and Safety Measures Since Tragedy
At the former site of The Station Nightclub, burn survivors (including Rob Feeney, pictured) and safety organizations commemorated the 15th anniversary of the event that claimed 100 lives and injured many others. Presenters, including coalition members, underscored life safety achievements since the tragedy, particularly significant tax incentives for sprinkler installations and retrofits found in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For more on this story, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Watch 360-degree video of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration
During an event in East Greenwich that launched this coalition, the National Fire Protection Association filmed a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today's homes and how quickly home fire sprinklers, a requirement in all U.S. model building codes, can extinguish the flames.
For optimal viewing, access the video via the YouTube app on your phone and maneuver your device in different directions to see various aspects of the event. Or, open the video in Google Chrome, click and hold your mouse over the video, and move the mouse in different directions to see the audiences reaction to the burn and the fire department's response to the demos.
Coalition Champions for Safer Homes Across Rhode Island
In this video, key members of the Rhode Island fire service discuss why all new homes in Rhode Island should include fire sprinklers, a vital component to home fire safety: