Home fire sprinkler outreach materials

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

Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

Handout: home fire sprinklers save lives

Focus on Fire Safety: home fire sprinkler facts

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Public service announcement: home fire sprinklers save lives

Home fire sprinkler messages

Safer fire service:
The risk to firefighters is much less. Sprinklers reduce the heat, flame and smoke from a fire.
Fast response:
Home fire sprinklers are more sensitive to heat than those found in businesses or industrial buildings. This means the fire will be detected much sooner.
Can blend with your home decor:
You can buy home fire sprinklers in different colors. Some can be installed flush with the ceiling, so you will hardly notice they are there.
Reliable:
Home fire sprinklers only spray when the temperature in the room rises quickly. The sprinkler above the fire is the only one that sprays.
Investment protection:
Sprinklers can prevent devastating home damage by putting out flames quickly. Sprinklers can limit the damage caused by smoke and fire. They are less damaging than water damage caused by firefighting hose lines.
Easy installation:
Installing a home sprinkler system in a home under construction or being remodeled requires a little extra piping and labor and greatly increases the safety of residents.
Low water requirement:
Home fire sprinklers can be connected to the home water supply. They require less water than business and industrial systems.
Low cost:
A sprinkler costs about $1.35 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 percent by meeting code requirements.

Social media messages and images to share

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Twitter

Watch this short video to learn how you can increase your chances of surviving a fire by more than 82% http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpGTMRGKd8
It's a fact: home fire sprinklers cost abt $1.35/sq ft, the same as upgraded cabinets or carpet. http://homefiresprinkler.org/

Facebook

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

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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. Visit the Exchange

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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