The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition was formed to bring the fire service and other stakeholders together for the purpose of increasing awareness of the power of fire and the home fire death problem, emphasizing the role that home fire sprinklers play in saving lives, and preventing injuries in South Carolina.
To join the coalition or for more information, please contact chair Jeff Allen, 803-800-7486.
Display Underscores State's Home Fire Problem
Created by coalition members, this display uses fire sprinklers to underscore U.S. and state fire deaths. The sprinklers in the bin represent the 2,860 U.S. fire deaths in 2014 and the sprinklers on display represent the 63 fire deaths in South Carolina in 2015.
Coalition Produces Eye-Catching Sprinkler Demo Trailer
Made possible by NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Grant, the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition was able to secure a presence at local home shows and expos in 2015. Several families at these shows were referred to local sprinkler installers and obtained quotes on sprinklering their new homes. The grant also aided the production of a new fire sprinkler demonstration trailer, showcasing the rapidity of fire spread and fire sprinkler activation. The trailer has appeared at several events and educated residents on the importance of home fire sprinklers. Keep your eyes peeled for the trailer in your city!
How the Coalition is Advocating for Safer Homes
State Fire Marshal Jonathan Jones discusses tactics for increasing the acceptance of home fire sprinklers in his state and the evolving mission of the coalition.
Case Study Highlights How to Cost-Effectively Sprinkler New Homes
Members of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition took part in a video case study created by the National Fire Protection Association documenting how a new community in Greenville, South Carolina, was able to cost-effectively sprinkler its 140 homes.
South Carolina Faces of Fire
Princella Lee Bridges of South Carolina was severely burned in a house fire. She has become a vocal advocate for the installation of home fire sprinklers.
Linda Chavis of Lexington, South Carolina, lost her firefighter son in a house fire in 2001.
Chief Brian Black of Anderson County (SC) Fire Department was on duty at the fire station when a call came in to inform him that his house was on fire.
Read other stories from NFPA's Faces of Fire campaign, which features personal stories demonstrating the need for sprinklers.