The Wisconsin 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 more information, contact chair Gregg Cleveland.
Coalition Attends Homebuilder's Show, Learns Lessons
The coalition exhibited at the recent Home Building and Remodeling Show in Milwaukee and surveyed attendees on home fire sprinklers. According to the survey, most attendees said that they would consider home fire sprinklers as an option if the homebuilder would present them as such in their building plans. For additional insights from the survey, read the post on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Coalition Chair: Start Focusing on Firefighter Injury Costs to Boost Fire Sprinkler Acceptance
Gregg Cleveland, chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition and fire chief of the La Crosse Fire Department, penned a recent commentary focusing on the high cost of firefighter injuries. Home fire sprinklers, he states, can help negate these costs and should be used as a talking point for why sprinklers are necessary in all new homes. Read his commentary by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
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.