Promote home fire sprinklers in your community May 19-25

Posted: May 2, 2019

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To help you teach your community about the importance of home fire sprinklers, the NFPA® Fire Sprinkler Initiative® and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition® (HFSC) have created free resources to commemorate Home Fire Sprinkler Week, May 19–25. You can find videos, flyers and the new Living with Sprinklers kit at the HFSC website.

Community residents need to know that home fires can become deadly within two minutes or less. They burn hot and grow quickly, spreading flames, deadly smoke and heat throughout a home. Two minutes isn't much time to escape. This is especially true for older adults, young children and people with disabilities who can’t get out as quickly.

There may be a lot of misinformation about fire sprinklers in your community. Remind residents that home fire sprinklers detect a fire and control it automatically. The sprinkler puts water on a fire while its small, controlling the amount of heat, flames and poison smoke. Home fire sprinklers give families and their pets time to get out.

The free NFPA/HFSC resources will help you to promote the life-saving and financial benefits of home fire sprinklers. Share them with your community during Home Fire Sprinkler Week or anytime during the year.

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