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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.
Digital media library
Here you’ll find social media content, pictographs, stock photos, videos and b-roll to increase awareness about the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.Explore the library
Handout: Home fire sprinklers save lives
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Home fire sprinkler messages to share
- 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.
- 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.
Fire Prevention and Public Education Exchange
The Exchange is a collection of national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials you can share with your community. The materials can inspire new ideas and offer fire/life safety advocates immediate access to proven, effective tools. 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.
More home fire sprinkler outreach resources
- NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference – These messages provide fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when offering safety information to the public.
- Sprinkler Saves – A website dedicated to reporting on lives and property saved by fire sprinklers. Use these daily news reports to add timely examples about the life-saving and monetary benefits of sprinklers to your community presentations.