Home fire sprinkler outreach materials

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Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

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Focus on Fire Safety: home fire sprinklers save lives

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Help increase awareness about the life-saving and financial benefits of home fire sprinklers in your community with these messages and free materials.

Public service announcement: home fire sprinklers save lives

Home fire sprinkler messages

Safer fire service: The risk for firefighters decreases when home sprinklers are in use because sprinklers reduce the intensity of the fire by dousing the flame earlier.
Fast response: Modern home sprinklers are designed to respond to fire faster than commercial or industrial sprinkler systems, because they are more sensitive to heat.
Aesthetically pleasing: Home fire sprinklers are smaller and less conspicuous than commercial or industrial types. Some color variations are available and some can be installed flush with the ceiling.
Reliable: Sprinkler systems exceed a 95 percent “fail-safe” status in laboratory testing. Sprinklers are individually activated only if there is a fire in which the heat escalates past that sprinkler’s trigger point.
Investment protection: Sprinklers can prevent devastating home damage by extinguishing flames quickly. Sprinklers can limit the damage caused by smoke and fire and are less damaging than water damage caused by firefighting hose lines.
Simple installation: Installing a home sprinkler system to a home that is under construction or being remodeled requires minimal extra piping and labor and greatly increases the safety of residents.
Low water requirement: Home fire sprinklers can be connected to the domestic water supply and require less water than commercial and industrial systems.
Low cost: A sprinkler costs about $1.61 per square foot.  This cost is about the same as upgraded cabinets or carpet.
Lower insurance: Installing a sprinkler system has the potential to lower insurance rates by 5-15% by meeting code requirements.

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"Home Fire Protection – Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Saves Lives" explains the benefits of home fire sprinklers and the financial and insurance advantages. It also discredits five myths about fire sprinklers with facts.

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What if we told you there was a way to increase your chances of surviving a fire by more than 82% and decrease fire damage by up to 97% - would you want to find out more? You can by watching this 30 second video from the U.S. Fire Administration on home fire sprinklers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpGTMRGKd8

Fire Prevention and Public Education Exchange

The Exchange serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations may wish to share with other communities.

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Outreach materials from other organizations

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials. These organizations offer fact sheets, videos, public service announcements (PSAs), model language, educational resources, and advocacy tools to help you educate your community about home fire sprinklers' tremendous overall value and motivate local municipalities to adopt codes requiring their installation in all new home construction.

Fresno Fire Department PSA

This PSA from the Fresno (California) Fire Department is one of our favorites. It shows why living with fire sprinklers may be even better than having a firefighter in your home.


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