NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative is an advocacy campaign aimed at increasing the number of new, one- and two-family homes protected by fire sprinklers.
NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative helps stakeholders navigate the code-making and legislative process to get fire sprinkler requirements for new homes passed in their communities. The initiative offers an array of free research, resources, and on-the-ground support that can help sprinkler advocates underscore the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers. NFPA also assists sprinkler coalitions in convincing the public and their decision makers that sprinklers are needed in homes, where people have the greatest risk of dying from fire. These resources are complemented by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog that disseminate news underscoring the home fire problem and tactics for successful advocacy and sprinkler code adoption.
Home fire sprinklers are a crucial, life-saving technology, since the risk of dying in a reported home fire is 85% lower if sprinklers are present.
Bringing Safety Home Award
The Bringing Safety Home Award honors members of the fire service and other fire sprinkler advocates in North America who use HFSC educational material, NFPA data, and NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative resources to educate decision-makers on home fire sprinklers. These efforts are aimed at educating the public and policy makers to increase the use of home fire sprinklers in new homes. The award winner will receive a $1,000 grant to further fire sprinkler advocacy and educational efforts in their area.
Download the nomination form (DOCX), and send it to email@example.com through April 3.
NFPA President Jim Pauley gives an overview of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative.
Resource: myths vs. facts about home fire sprinklers
Address common myths often raised by sprinkler opponents; download a PDF that dispels many of the common misconceptions.
Resource: social media cards about home fire sprinklers
Download these social media "cards" to spread the word about home fire sprinklers.