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Are You a Built For Life Fire Department?

Please take advantage of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s free Built For Life Fire Department program, which features FEMA-grant supported educational materials and programs to help your fire department public education efforts. Click photo to get full PDF document.
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HFSC Offers $1,500 Stipends for Fire Departments Partnering with Technical/Vocational Schools

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is offering three $1,500 stipends for fire departments to create a partnership with instructors and students at a local high school or technical/vocational school (for future homebuilders, residential architects, etc.). The purpose of the partnership will be to carry out a brief home fire sprinkler education program...
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HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have joined its all-volunteer Board of Directors. Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of NFFF, and Chief Kevin Quinn, chairman of NVFC, will represent the groups on the Board. “Our Board of Directors...
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Illinois Fire and Building Officials Meet to Strengthen Commitment to Home Fire Sprinkler Protection

Nearly 26 years since the Village of Long Grove enacted fire sprinkler requirements for new construction homes, Illinois now has 92 communities with such requirements. Many of those communities’ officials attended a special meeting at Lewis University’s Oak Brook campus this February. Local fire and building officials discussed their home fire sprinkler requirements and...
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HFSC Earns New Federal Grant to Help Increase Home Fire Sprinkler Awareness and Demand

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has received a fiscal year 2012 federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant through the Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Grant will fund HFSC’s ambitious new strategy to battle an age-old problem – lack of information about home fires and the lifesaving...
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New Stipends from HFSC Help Fire Departments Educate Future Homebuilders, Architects and the Public about Home Fire Sprinklers

Through funding from a U.S. FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) will offer two new stipend programs to U.S. fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education within their communities. One of the two stipend programs this year is a completely new concept in home fire...
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Illinois Fire Departments Take Advantage of Home Fire Sprinkler Education Stipends

As part of a grant funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has been awarding $1,000 stipends to fire departments nationwide that are members of its free BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department (BFLFD) program. The stipends are intended to boost fire department’s home fire sprinkler education efforts...
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Apply Now: $1,000 Stipends Available for Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations or Fire Sprinkler Myth PSAs

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition is asking members of its BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department (BFLFD) program to apply for a handful of $1,000 stipends it has available for side-by-side flashover and sprinkler demonstrations and public service announcements (PSAs). The deadline to apply for both stipends has been extended until August 31, 2012. Only...
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Earns Grant: $1,000 Stipends Available for Fire Departments

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is the recipient of a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to underwrite a multifaceted U.S. educational program. The funding will help fire departments increase local activities that improve knowledge of the dangers of home fires and the value of installing home fire sprinkler systems. It will also...
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Illinois Fire Service Delegation Visits D.C.

Members from the Illinois fire service converged upon Washington, D.C. in April to attend the Congressional Fire Services Institute dinner. While there, Illinois fire service members met and lobbied with key officials to discuss legislation, including the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. Among those officials the Illinois fire service met with were U.S. Senators Dick...
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Amongst U.S. Fire Departments, Illinois Ranks Highest for Fire Sprinkler Education Advocacy

Fire departments in Illinois are taking their job of extinguishing fires one step further by proactively creating education programs that teach the public about fire prevention and fire suppression with home fire sprinklers being the main focus. Their commitment to advocating home fire sprinklers is in large part due to their participation in the...
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Normal Fire Department Hosts 300th Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration in Illinois

As part of its National Fire Prevention Week activities, the Normal Fire Department hosted a fire sprinkler demonstration on October 6, 2010, that was recognized as being the 300th side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration in Illinois. The demonstration included two similarly furnished rooms — one equipped with fire sprinklers and the other not. More than...
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HFSC’s Built For Life Fire Department Program Expands; Awards Stipends To Fire Departments Nationwide

Last year, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) launched the Built For Life Fire Department (BFLFD) program to help fire departments with their residential fire sprinkler education efforts, thanks to funding through a 2008 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program recognizes fire departments for their proactive outreach and gives them...
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