As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg firefighters and CASA are urging homeowners to install fire sprinklers in their new homes. Recently, they conducted a side-by-side burn demonstration emphasizing the life safety and property protection benefits of fire sprinkler systems.
Our neighbors to the north are busy advocating for fire sprinklers requirements in the code. In the meantime educating their communities has become a priority.
CASA is the official Canadian representative of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), a non-profit organization that provides free educational materials intended for various audiences including consumers, fire service, homebuilders, water purveyors, local officials and other professionals.
Visit HFSC's website to order educational materials and to obtain a side-by-side burn kit that provides how-to, step-by-step instructions, if you are interested in conducting a burn demonstration in your own community. Educators in Canada should contact CASA or Sean Tracey, NFPA's Canada Office Regional Director, for more information.