To join the coalition or for more information, contact NFPA Regional Sprinkler Specialist Jeff Hudson.
Legislative Bill Would Prohibit Home Fire Sprinklers
A new bill would place prohibitions on county requirements for home fire sprinklers. Current legislation in Hawaii prohibits local jurisdictions from adopting sprinkler ordinances until this legislation expires in 2017. For more information on this bill, visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative's legislation page.
Fire Captain Loses Home in Fire, Rebuilds With Fire Sprinklers
A news story from a local ABC affiliate underscores a local fire captain who lost his home from fire and rebuilt with a key safety feature: home fire sprinklers. "I lost everything," he told the news station. "I lost my retirement badges. My helmet. All my momentos and my children's pictures and photographs, everything was gone. I just wanted to make sure this would never happen again to me." Read the full story.
This video, produced by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, underscores the importance of sprinklers and includes interviews with experts from the National Institute for Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories. Research examines why fires in new, single-family homes are more dangerous and how fire sprinklers protect occupants and firefighters.
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.