Plumbing and Mechanical

International Association Of Fire Chiefs, Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Team Up

March 6, 2008
The IAFC will provide a range of activities in the coming year to support the HFSC's efforts to publicize its free sprinkler educational materials to the fire service.

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is bringing the strength of its diverse network of chief fire officers to the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). The IAFC has joined HFSC’s board, and will provide a range of activities in the coming year to support the coalition’s efforts to publicize its free sprinkler educational materials to the fire service.

Increased installation of residential fire sprinkler systems is imperative to the national effort to reduce fire deaths. While more than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in homes, residential sprinkler installations lag far behind other occupancies. Starting with the fire service, HFSC provides accurate information about sprinkler technology so consumers, home builders and local authorities can make informed decisions.