The New Hampshire Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for information on home fire sprinklers and, through a cooperative effort with stakeholders, works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers as a critical component of home fire safety.
To join the coalition or for more information, contact Tim Travers.
New Hampshire's Home Fire Problem
Between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2014, home fires in New Hampshire were responsible for:
- more than 930 fire-related injuries
- 80 fire deaths
- more than $165 million in property damage
*data from the Office of the State Fire Marshal
Building Officials Witness Power of Home Fire Sprinklers
The coalition hosted a demonstration in April 2016 underscoring the fierceness of today's home fires and the role home fire sprinklers play in reducing tragedies at home. Held during the Eastern State Building Officials Federation Conference, the demonstration included one makeshift room equipped with fire sprinklers and another without. The unsprinklered structure reached flashover in only three minutes. "This [demonstration] shows how little time you have to get out of the house [safely] after the smoke alarms go off," Stephen Gallagher, chair of the coalition, told reporters at the event. "Sprinklers are not designed to save property--they give you time to get out of the house."
Watch this video of a previous event in New Hampshire highlighting the rapidity of today's fire spread:
And another video of fire sprinklers in action:
State Fire Marshal Sprinklers His New Home
New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Bill Degnan explains why he equipped his new home with fire sprinklers as others underscore why these devices are the key to eliminating the home fire problem in the state:
Links of Interest
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.