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

Greater Napanee Fire Department

Greater Napanee Fire Department hosted a side by side demonstration. You can see the fire is contained in the unit with the sprinkler.

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 home fire sprinkler display. 

To apply for a stipend, the fire department had to be an HFSC Built for Life Fire Department (BFLFD).  The program is open to any fire department that promotes home fire sprinklers. Built for Life Fire Departments also had access to HFSC’s free resources and materials. Stipends recipients were required to complete an evaluation following the event.

 Fire Departments that received a stipend from HFSC are:


  •     City of Camrose Fire Department
  •     Stony Plain Fire Department

British Columbia

  •     Mission Fire Rescue Services
  •     Oliver Fire Department
  •     Parksville Fire Department
  •     Sproat Lake Fire Department

New Brunswick

  •     Debec Fire Department

New Foundland &  Labrador

  •     City of Corner Brook Fire Department
  •     Holyrood Volunteer Fire Department
  •     Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay Fire Department


  •     Brantford Fire Department
  •     Fort Erie Fire Department
  •     Georgina Fire Department
  •     Greater Napanee Emergency Services
  •     Markham Fire and EM Services
  •     Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services
  •     Orillia Fire Department
  •     Petrolia North Enniskillen Fire Department
  •     Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire & EM Services
  •     Whitby Fire and EM Services

Markham Fire Department hosted a community event on May 27 at the Markham District High School.  Prior to the event students were involved in constructing the 13D Display. Omni News covered the event. 

Happy Valley Goose Bay FD

Happy Valley Goose Bay Fire Department purchased 2 banner stands with the stipend.


Mission Fire Rescue

Mission Fire Rescue built side by side demonstration units.


Georgina Fire Department 2

Georgina Fire Department extinguishing the non-sprinklered unit.


Brantford Fire Department

Brantford Fire Department used the stipend to build a 13D Display.


Oliver Fire Department

Oliver Fire Department built side by side demonstration units.


Georgina Fire Department

Georgina Fire Department sprinklered unit after the sprinkler released.