The first Home Fire Sprinkler Day held on May 19 included more than 50 fire departments in 25 states and included Canadian provinces. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative organized the event to raise awareness of the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.
Local educational events took place in both countries, in which the two nonprofit organizations teamed up to kick off the day of action. The two organizations worked together with the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal to conduct a fire and sprinkler demonstration held at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. NFSA provided the side-by-side demonstration trailer and furniture.
HFSC President and NFPA VP of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli emceed the event and narrated the demonstration for attendees.
During the event, a number of guest speakers provided valuable information to include the U.S. Fire Administrator Chief Keith Bryant, Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci, NFPA President Jim Pauley, and the Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale. The event was streamed live on social media channels with more than 3,500 viewers.
The entire event to include the fire and sprinkler demonstration can be viewed by visiting HFSC’s Facebook page, video section.