The Michigan 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.
In 2013, it is estimated that nearly 100 Michigan citizens died in non-sprinklered home fires. A key component of the Coalition has been to work to educate the code enforcement community on sprinklers in the Michigan Residential Code. This will help reduce the impact of fire on a community or meet the national standards for safety in homes. We know that Michigan residents deserve the protection in their new homes and should be protected from fire with residential sprinklers.
To join the coalition or for more information, contact Coalition chair Chief Mike O'Brian.
Live Burn Demonstration Attracts the Masses
In front of nearly 2,000 people, the Brighton Area Fire Fire Authority hosted an open house on October 11, 2015, that included a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration. The crowd received an up-close look at the fierceness of today's fires and the ability of home fire sprinklers to rapidly douse the flames. Learn about the many benefits of home fire sprinklers by reviewing these facts.
Local Summit Thrusts Home Fire Sprinklers in the Spotlight
Made possible by a grant provided by the National Fire Protection Association, the Michigan Fire Sprinkler Coalition hosted a summit in December 2015 for more than 50 fire inspectors and code officials on home fire sprinklers. The event addressed sprinkler inspection as well as plan review requirements based on the Michigan Residential Code and requirements in NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. A live burn/sprinkler demonstration during the event also grabbed the attention of attendees.
News Reports of Sprinkler Saves From Across the U.S.
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.