The Pennsylvania Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The Coalition is a resource for information about 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.
Demo Underscores Speed of Today's Home Fires and Power of Home Fire Sprinklers
Fire Sprinklers Quickly Extinguish Home Fire
The East Brandywine Fire Company recently reported a fire sprinkler operation that kept a home fire in check. Once all of the home's residents were accounted for, firefighters entered the residence and discovered heavy smoke in the attic. They determined that the sprinklers were keeping the fire tenable until their arrival. The fire was then extinguished within 20 minutes of their arrival. The department noted that the properly installed sprinklers reacted quickly and dramatically reduced the risk of injury or death.
State's Code-Making Body 'Dysfunctional' For Not Updating its Building Code
In an op-ed written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, coalition co-chairs John Waters and Larry Christie took the Uniform Construction Code's Review and Advisory Council to task for not updating the state building code in recent years. Read highlights from the op-ed and ways to counter the many home fire sprinkler myths by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog, or download a copy of the entire op-ed.
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.