Bringing Safety Home Grant
NFPA Awards Grants to Local Sprinkler Advocates
A fire sprinkler demonstration trailer used in Utah was made possible by NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Grant
In 2016, NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative awarded its Bringing Safety Home Grant to 15 recipients across North America. The funding assists state sprinkler coalitions and other safety advocates with up to $10,000 apiece to support activities that showcase the importance of home fire sprinklers.
These devices are crucial in saving lives where fire wreaks the most havoc. In 2014, home fires caused more than 2,700 deaths, or 84 percent of all U.S. fire deaths, and injured more than 12,000 people.The life-saving capability of home fire sprinklers is the reason why all model building codes require sprinklers in all new, one- and two-family dwellings. Home fire sprinklers, for instance, can reduce home fire deaths by about 80 percent and direct property damage by about 70 percent, according to NFPA research.
Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog for examples on how safety advocates are utilizing grant funding in 2016.
Report: Fire sprinkler advocacy activities from our 2015 grant recipients
2016 Grant Recipients