The Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for education and 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 for more information, contact Tim Travers.
Watch 360-degree video of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration
During an event in East Greenwich that launched this coalition, the National Fire Protection Association filmed a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today's homes and how quickly home fire sprinklers, a requirement in all U.S. model building codes, can extinguish the flames.
For optimal viewing, access the video via the YouTube app on your phone and maneuver your device in different directions to see various aspects of the event. Or, open the video in Google Chrome, click and hold your mouse over the video, and move the mouse in different directions to see the audiences reaction to the burn and the fire department's response to the demos.
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.