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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 …

Greater-Napanee

Twenty Canadian Fire Departments Conduct Community Events With Support from Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Stipends

With support from The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded C$500 stipends to 20 Canadian Fire Departments to host a community event to promote home fire sprinklers this year.  Fire departments could use the stipends to build or refurbish and conduct a fire and sprinkler side-by-side demonstration or build a …

Order Your Free HFSC Resources for Fire Prevention Week Here’s How New Brunswick’s Miramichi Fire Department Demonstrated the Benefits of Home Fire Sprinklers Last Year

Miramichi Fire Department representatives visited schools during Fire Prevention Week. The Miramichi Fire Department in New Brunswick held a side-by-side fire demonstration to show what happens when a fire breaks out in a home. The fire was lit in two rooms; one with sprinklers and one without. There is no better way for the public to see and understand how ...

Chilliwack Fire Department Provides Fire Sprinkler Education at Home Expo

Lieutenant Lisa Alexson, Fire Prevention Officer, and volunteer firefighters with the City of Chilliwack Fire Department in Chilliwack, BC, provided home fire sprinkler educational materials at the Home Expo held at Chilliwack Heritage Park earlier this year. During this three-day event the Chilliwack Fire Department reached out to more than 200 people providing free Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) materials …

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Still making inroads . . . patches of success through different approaches

By: Shayne Mintz, Canadian Regional Director, National Fire Protection Association I had a wonderful opportunity to speak with some very enthusiastic and supportive fire-prevention officers at a recent awards dinner. We had a great conversation about how rare it is we take the chance to recognize and celebrate successes being achieved in the pursuit of residential sprinklers being included in …

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

New Resources to Make Your Home Fire Sprinkler Week Shine

May 19-25 is Home Fire Sprinkler Week, uniting safety advocates nationwide around the extreme risks of home fires and the need for more home fire sprinkler protection. HFSC offers the following media resources. Please list HFSC as the source. For more information contact Peg Paul (815) 592-9278. Short Easy-to-Understand Consumer Videos In this digital age, attention spans are short. These ...

Twenty $500 Stipends Available for Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstrations

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada will award stipends to 20 qualifying fire departments that demonstrate a plan to conduct a community event featuring a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration. The stipend can be used to purchase materials to build a new display, rehab an existing display, produce educational materials distributed at the demonstration or to build an NFPA …

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Awards More than $10,000 in Stipends to Canadian Fire Departments

With support from The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded stipends of up to C$1,000 each to 12 Canadian fire departments in 2018 to help them build and host side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstrations. The stipends were offered to fire departments that participate in HFSC’s Built for Life® fire department program. The …