Coalition Members in Action
The North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition promoted fire safety and the necessity of home fire sprinklers in all new homes to attendees at the 2016 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo in Charlotte. Attending the expo was (from left) coalition members Jimmy Parker, Jan Parker, and Coalition Chair Larry Stanford.
Sprinkler Demonstration Wows Residents
The coalition organized a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration at the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs Mid-Winter Conference in 2016. Nearly 200 people got an eye-catching glimpse of the rapidity of today's fires and the immediate activation of home fire sprinklers. The coalition also distributed sprinkler educational materials at the event.
The Home Fire Problem in North Carolina
Home structure fires are common, and deadly. On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires each day between 2007 and 2011. In North Carolina, the statistics are equally grim and showcase one of the biggest threats to the people in our communities. In 2013 and 2014, the state's home structure fires caused nearly 200 civilian deaths. For more information on the effects of fire, download the North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition fact sheet.
Burn Survivor Champions for Fire Sprinklers
Coalition member Pam Elliott (shown here, before and after a house fire severely burned her when she was five years old) authored a recent Op-Ed on child fire deaths and the importance of sprinkers in reducing these deaths. NFPA Journal highlighted Elliott's story and the strong stance she has taken in support of home fire spinklers. Download a PDF of Elliott's profile.
Free Fire Sprinkler Resources
Tips on How the Fire Service Can Communicate Home Fire Sprinklers
Since the fire service frequently speaks to the news media about home fires, this group can also play a major role in communicating important information on home fire sprinklers. This guide provides key information to aid this group and others in making the most of these teachable moments.
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.