The outside-the-box thinkers with the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition have developed a new challenge that looks to ramp up education on home fire sprinklers, and it's effective (and simple) enough to replicate in other states.
The Residential Fire Sprinkler Education Challenge tasks fire departments in the Evergreen State with increasing the promotion of a fire sprinkler's life-saving benefits. Departments are asked to complete six tasks, including:
- provide fire sprinkler education to the members of their department
- initiate talks with and provide information to local building officials
- become a Built For Life fire department with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC)
- place Fire Sprinkler Initiative and HFSC materials on the department's website
Upon completing the challenge, the coalition will add the department as a member of the state's sprinkler education network as well as highlight their efforts on the coalition website and this blog.
Get all the details by downloading the form on the coalition's website. If you don't reside in Washington, let this form serve as a template for a similar effort that could possibly be conducted in your state. Education is the first step in getting sprinkler requirements on the books.
Well done, Washington!