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Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition The Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a group dedicated to promoting home fire sprinklers. This voluntary coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers in the State of Washington. The Coalition remains active addressing issues from the Residential Fire Sprinkler Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report for HB 2575-2008, participating in the State Building Code Council, coordinating activities for sprinkler initiatives, and providing outreach to others about home fire sprinklers.

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To join the coalition or for more information, contact coalition chair Jeff LaFlam, Fire Marshal of the Northshore Fire Department,  at 425-354-1741.

 

Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition
Members of the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition convened during a meeting on June 17, 2014, at the Northshore Fire Department in Kenmore, Washington.

Coalition Produces Best Practices Guide for Fire Sprinklers

Looking to make home fire sprinkler installation a seamless process, the coalition has produced a best practices guide. Developed to aid fire sprinkler contractors, authorities having jurisdiction, and homebuilders, the guide helps standardize sprinkler plan submittal, plan review, and inspection requirements. The document also addresses how the coalition and state have been addressing barriers to increasing fire sprinkler installations. Download the guide for more information. 


Home fire sprinklers are a life-saving toolCity of Camas Passes Ordinance for Home Fire Sprinklers

In 2016, the Camas City Council approved an ordinance to sprinkler the town's new, one- and two-family homes. Camas is the first Southwest Washington city to pass such an ordinance and joins a half-dozen Washington towns with a sprinkler requirement. Get the full story by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog. 


Ad Campaign Prompted by Coalition Gets Local Attention

Ads in support of home fire sprinklers were created by the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Made possible by NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Grant, the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition produced a poster campaign in 2015 that was launched inside Sound Transit Sounder trains. Covering nearly 70 miles and spanning three counties, these trains are used by commuters and sports fans heading to Seahawks and Mariners games. The ads underscore the importance of home fire sprinklers. Nearly 15,000 commuters are seeing the ads each day.


  Washington Cities With a Sprinkler Ordinance

  • Bonney Lake
  • Camas
  • DuPont
  • Kenmore
  • Olympia
  • Redmond
  • Tukwila

Coalition members

National Organizations

  • American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)
  • Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board of Puget Sound
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)


State Organizations

  • Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
  • Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM)
  • Washington Fire Chiefs (WSAFC)
  • Washington Fire Commissioners Association
  • Washington Fire Public Educators
  • Washington State Council of Firefighters
  • Washington State Firefighters Association
  • Washington Surveying & Rating Bureau

Local Organizations

Bates Technical College, Northwest Burn Foundation, Snohomish County Fire Chiefs Association, Pierce County Fire Chiefs Association, Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association, Snohomish County Fire and Life Safety Group  


 Tools You Can Use


Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a leading resource for accurate, noncommercial information and materials about home fire sprinklers for consumers, the fire service, builders, and other professionals. HFSC offers free educational materials about home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation.