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.
Coalition Chair: Start Focusing on Firefighter Injury Costs to Boost Fire Sprinkler Acceptance
Gregg Cleveland, chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition and fire chief of the La Crosse Fire Department, penned a recent commentary focusing on the high cost of firefighter injuries. Home fire sprinklers, he states, can help negate these costs and should be used as a talking point for why sprinklers are necessary in all new homes. Read his commentary by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.
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.
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.