The Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The coalition is a resource for 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.
For more information on the coalition, contact chair Gregg Cleveland.
Home Fire Sprinklers Garner Attention in Town Experiencing Abnormal Amount of Fire Deaths
"We're not off to a good start this year," La Crosse, Wisconsin, Fire Department Division Chief Craig Snyder recently told a local news station. Going three years without experiencing a fatal fire, La Crosse has had two already this year. Other home fires this year in the town have also displaced a number of people. These incidents are prompting safety advocates to educate the public on home fire sprinklers. For more on this story, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
Automobile Safety is Overrated: A Fire Chief's Sarcastic Perspective
Coalition Chair Gregg Cleveland has penned a slightly sarcastic essay on home fire sprinklers. In his piece, Cleveland highlights the number of required safety features found in today's cars and explains what would happen if they were eliminated. This cost-cutting scenario, he notes, is not that dissimilar to reasons why sprinkler opponents balk at requirements for home fire sprinklers.
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.