NVFC Attends Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Meeting

The board of directors for the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) met last week at the National Fire Protection Association headquarters in Quincy, MA. The focus of the meeting was to develop a strategy for increasing the awareness among the public of the importance of home fire sprinklers. National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Chairman Kevin Quinn is the NVFC representative on the HFSC board.

Fire sprinklers are proven to save lives and reduce property loss in the event of a fire. The HFSC is the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers. The Coalition offers educational material with details about home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection, and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation.

During the meeting, participants were provided an update on recent HFSC activities, including a successful exhibit at the Home Builders Expo. A representative from the Canadian Fire Service was also present to discuss increasing outreach efforts in Canada. In addition, the board discussed new strategies to connect the HFSC with some of the major builders throughout the United States. Partnering with various trade groups and sharing information about the importance of installing home sprinklers will save both civilian and firefighter lives.

The Board also looked at expanding The BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department program. This program encourages and recognizes all United States fire departments that make home fire sprinkler education a focus of their community outreach.

Learn more about HFSC and access resources at www.homefiresprinkler.org.

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