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Home Fire Sprinklers: Myth-Busting

Perhaps the greatest hurdle fire service professionals face in increasing the acceptance of home fire sprinklers is the number of myths circulating about them. Some of these are due to the movie and television industry showing the hero escaping a fire because all of the sprinklers activate at once. Other myths are the result of people perpetuating misconceptions like smoke …

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Why the fuss about home fire sprinklers?

Welcome to the HFSC blog, a series intended to increase the understanding of home fire sprinklers in Canada. Each month, we’ll cover a specific topic, and we invite readers to provide feedback and suggestions for future posts. Why are residential fire sprinklers a hot topic? Quite simply, fires are more ferocious than they were 30 or even 20 years ago. …

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Fifteen Canadian Fire Departments Awarded Stipends to Support Home Fire Sprinkler Community Outreach

With support from The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded 13 C$500 stipends and two (2) C$1,000 stipends to 15 Canadian fire departments to support home fire sprinkler community outreach events. Fire Departments may use the stipends to build or refurbish and conduct a fire and sprinkler side-by-side demonstration, build …

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Canadian First Nation mandates sprinklers in new homes

Written by Laura King, NFPA, Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada   As safety advocates, we sometimes – often, actually – wonder if our work makes a difference, if anyone’s paying attention. Elaine Kenny paid attention. And now, new homes on Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia are being built with home fire sprinklers. Kenny is the project manager for Kwantlen, …

20 Canadian Fire Departments Will Receive $500 For Local Home Fire Sprinkler Education. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020.

As part of its ongoing nonprofit safety education mission, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada is inviting Canadian fire departments to apply for new stipend awards that will increase local awareness of home fire sprinklers. With generous underwriting from the Co-operators, 20 qualifying departments will receive $500 to enhance their local outreach. The stipends will help fire departments of any …