The Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting home fire sprinklers. This voluntary coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers in the State of Oregon. The Coalition actively works to educate stakeholder groups on residential fire sprinklers and collaborates with key state fire service organizations to address and overcome barriers to residential fire sprinkler requirements.
If you have questions or would like to participate in the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition, contact Coalition Chair Shawn Olson, Fire Inspector, Clackamas Fire District #1, at 503-742-2663.
The Home Fire Problem in Oregon
Home fires pose one of the biggest threats to Oregon residents. For example:
There were more than 2,800 residential fires in Oregon in 2013.
These fires caused close to 40 civilian deaths and more than $72 million in property damage.
For more information on Oregon home fires and the benefits of home fire sprinklers, download the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition fact sheet.
Sprinklers in the News
A sprinkler installer safeguards the home of Hillsboro, Oregon, resident Joshua Sweeney, who was severly injured while on duty in Afghanistan. With assistance from the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the organization Homes for Our Troops, home fire sprinklers were installed in Sweeney's new home. Learn more about this project by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Coalition Chair Shawn Olson narrates a live burn and sprinkler demonstration during the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver, Washington, on September 18, 2014. The event convened local and national sprinkler advocates to address a gamut of sprinkler topics, including political realities, code requirements, and water needs. Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog for highlights from the event.
- American Family Insurance
National & Regional Organizations
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.