NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative is an advocacy campaign aimed at increasing the number of new, one- and two-family homes protected by fire sprinklers.
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative helps stakeholders navigate the code-making and legislative process to get fire sprinkler requirements for new homes passed in their communities. The initiative offers an array of free research, resources, and on-the-ground support that can help sprinkler advocates underscore the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers. NFPA also assists sprinkler coalitions in convincing the public and their decision makers that sprinklers are needed in homes, where people have the greatest risk of dying from fire. These resources are complemented by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog that disseminate news underscoring the home fire problem and tactics for successful advocacy and sprinkler code adoption.
Home fire sprinklers are a crucial, life-saving technology, since the risk of dying in a reported home fire is 85% lower if sprinklers are present.
Save the date! Home Fire Sprinkler Week
The NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition-Canada will celebrate Home Fire Sprinkler Week from May 17-23 with a national media event on May 20. Fire departments, fire sprinkler coalitions and other home fire sprinkler advocates are urged to join in with local activities at any time during this week.
NFPA President Jim Pauley gives an overview of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
Resource: myths vs. facts about home fire sprinklers
Address common myths often raised by sprinkler opponents; download a PDF that dispels many of the common misconceptions.
Resource: social media cards about home fire sprinklers
Download these social media "cards" to spread the word about home fire sprinklers.