The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC),and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative have teamed up with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to award a fire chief for their outstanding local efforts to increase the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems. The “Bringing Safety Home” award will recognize a fire chief who uses HFSC’s educational materials and NFPA’s FireSprinklerInitiative.org resources as a key part of a program to educate and ensure that decision-makers have information to upgrade or pass new residential fire sprinkler legislation at the local level.
The award will be presented by IAFC’s Fire and Life Safety Section at the 2011 Fire Rescue International in Atlanta. Last year, Chief Timothy Solobay of Cannonsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire Department was the first recipient of the “Bringing Safety Home” award. He was recognized for the role he played to educate decision-makers in his area and state. As a state representative, Chief Solbay’s efforts contributed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code requiring fire sprinkler systems in all townhomes and new one- and two-family homes.
Download a nomination form. Applications are due July 29.
Chief Timothy Solobay of the Cannonsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire Department, received the first “Bringing Safety Home” award in 2010. From left: Chief Joe Pierce, president of the IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, NFPA’s Gary Keith, Chief Solobay, and HFSC’s Peg Paul.