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About the Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Did you know that 83% of all civilian structure fire deaths in 2012 resulted from home structure fires? And that if you have a reported fire in your home, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% when sprinklers are present?

Fire sprinklers save lives and NFPA is committed to doing all we can to bring this minimum life safety requirement home.

Sprinkler advocates across the country have asked for a coordinated effort to encourage the use of home fire sprinklers. NFPA launched that effort through the “Fire Sprinkler Initiative®: Bringing Safety Home.” The initiative includes a variety of proven, effective ways that home fire sprinkler advocates can communicate the impact of sprinklers.

This website provides resources for the fire service and other sprinkler advocates who want to demonstrate the need for home fire sprinklers in their community. Tools and field resources available here help advocates talk with local elected officials and others about the life-saving impact of sprinklers.

In addition, this site contains information to help home fire sprinkler advocates navigate the legislative process to get sprinkler ordinances introduced and passed in their communities and allow them to come together to share their ideas, successes, and tools with other advocates across the country.

State efforts

NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative provides links to state-based coalitions dedicated to advocating for the installation and proper care of home fire sprinkler systems.

Home fire sprinklers give you added protection from fire and peace of mind. Although most state and local codes do not require sprinkler systems in all homes, NFPA encourages the use of home fire sprinkler systems. Ask your builder about installing sprinklers in your home. Free information for both builders and homeowners is available by contacting the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.