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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.


During the National Fire Sprinkler Association Virtual Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference in April 2020, NFPA President and CEO, Jim Pauley spoke about the role fire sprinkler advocacy plays in the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, including how supporters can ensure the Ecosystem around home fire safety remains intact

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.






In This Section
  • Take action Free materials for the fire service and other sprinkler advocates to demonstrate the need for fire sprinklers in new, one- and two-family dwellings.
  • NFPA 13D: Sprinkler installation information Learn the requirements in NFPA's home fire sprinkler standard
  • Fire threats in new homes Learn why modern building materials and upholstered furniture are a fire concern.
  • Cost of home fire sprinklers Increased demand, cheaper materials, and trade-ups drive down the cost of home fire sprinklers.
  • Survivor stories Every home fire has a story. NFPA’s Faces of Fire Campaign underscores the many people impacted by home fires each year.
  • Fire sprinkler coalitions Links to state-based organizations dedicated to advocating for the installation and proper care of home fire sprinklers.
  • Legislation and adoptions Resources that help sprinkler advocates make the case for home fire sprinklers in their communities.