The Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a voluntary group dedicated to saving lives by promoting and increasing awareness of home fire sprinklers.
To join the coalition or for more information, contact Don Buckley at 801-824-3714.
Local Advocates Participate in National Home Fire Sprinkler Day
The coalition participated in the 2018 Home Fire Sprinkler Day, a national event tasking fire sprinkler advocates with hosting events on the same day to raise awareness of home fire sprinklers. Two local media stations covered the event, which included a burn demonstration inside a trailer with a compartment equipped with fire sprinklers and another without this technology. Coalition chair Don Buckley and others were interviewed during the demonstration.
Coalition Hosts Local Summit on Home Fire Sprinklers
In 2017, the coalition hosted a summit that educated the insurance and real estate industry on the benefits of home fire sprinklers. The event featured live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration and featured the coalition’s current and former chairs as lead speakers. Following the demo, there was a discussion and lunch that resulted in the request of similar events in the future.
The summit was made possible by NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Grant, which aims to advance the acceptance and use of home fire sprinklers throughout North America.
Utah's Home Fire Problem
Fires in the home pose one of the biggest threats to Utah residents. For instance:
- Utah fire departments responded to an estimated 920 home structure fires in 2012
- These fires caused $12.2 million in direct damage