Bringing Safety Home…
with Residential Fire Sprinklers
The majority of today’s fire deaths are occurring at home, the place where people tend to feel the safest. Here’s how you can help reduce these tragedies in your community:
- Get Educated - Visit the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative for free research repors, advocacy materials, and home fire sprinkler legislation updates
- Take Action - Join the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition
- Educate - Use the NFPA's infographics to spread the sprinkler message
- Inform - Tell builders/developers what they need to know about fire sprinklers with NFPA's free guide.
- Spread the Word - Share NFPA's videos, including case studies on cost-effective fire sprinkler installations.
- Advocate - Use NFPA templates to create op-eds supporting fire sprinkler requirements.
"Illinois Coalition" Mobile App
The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition has developed a mobile app to educate the public and elected officials on home fire sprinklers. While in its infancy stage, the app is a resource for fire sprinkler information for all sprinkler advocates. You’ll find information about:
- NFPA 13D
- Plans and specifications to build your own NFPA 13D simulator display
- Home fire sprinkler YouTube videos and public service announcements (PSAs)
- How-to on conducting a sprinkler open house event
- House blueprint w/ properly located fire sprinklers
- Illinois-specific information
- Illinois Fire Investigation Act
- Upcoming events
- High-rise fire sprinkler PSA
The IFSC would like your feedback on the app in its current form. Currently, the app is only available in the Google Android Play Store. Search “Illinois Coalition.”
Download the "Illinois Coalition" app and use this website's "Contact Us" form to let us know how we can improve the app.
Click on the images above to view the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition's two public service announcements: The first PSA (left) features Hank Clemmensen, fire chief of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District and president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The second PSA (right) features a side-by-side comparison of a fire sprinkler-protected fire and an unsprinklered fire.
One Hundred Communities
One hundred communities in Illinois now recognize the lifesaving value of home fire sprinklers and have enacted progressive codes and ordinances requiring fire sprinklers in new homes.
(Click here or on the image to see a larger version of the 100 communities map.)