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 a home fire sprinkler display or create an educational banner. Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, stipend rules were modified to allow fire departments to host a virtual event, conduct a Facebook Live event or boost social media messages.
Only fire departments that participate in HFSC’s free Built for Life Fire Department program were allowed to apply for the stipends. The program provides free resources and material. Fire departments commit to including home fire sprinkler information in their public education and outreach program. Currently 3,208 fire departments participate in the program134 are from Canada.
The following fire departments were awarded the stipends:
- Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority
- Kelowna Fire Department
- Parksville Fire Rescue
- Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department
New Foundland & Labrador
- Bishops Falls Fire Rescue
- Hanover Fire Department
- Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
- Meaford Fire Department
- Muskoka Lakes Fire Department
- Oakville Fire Department
- Orillia Fire Department
- Oshawa Fire Rescue
- Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services
- Scugog Fire & Emergency Services
- Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & EM Services
For more information, visit https://homefiresprinklercanada.ca/
About Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC): The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a non-profit educational organization focused solely on educational outreach. It is the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about home fire sprinklers.
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