The non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has introduced its new Public Education kit, available free to fire service and publish educators nationwide. HFSC also has launched a new interactive educational Web site, www.SprinklerSmarts.org.
The new material is part of HFSC’s goal to provide the fire service with the materials and tools needed to educate the public on the benefits of residential fire sprinklers.
The new Public Education kit contains all of HFSC’s education and presentation material. The kit includes a CD containing customizable presentations, public relations tools and programs. The DVD consists of all of HFSC’s education videos, including the Protect What You Value Most consumer education video, Built for Life for builders and Living with Sprinklers for people living in homes protected with sprinklers.
The kit also includes new educational brochures for real estate and insurance professionals.
Children are the main focus of HFSC’s Sprinkler Smarts, an animated Web site, which stars “Captain Splash & the Drop-lettes.” It offers fun and interactive games for children, while also providing teaching materials to help public educators, teachers and parents educate children.
Fire safety officials can use worksheets offered on the Web site, as well as other downloadable material in collaboration with the presentations and games. These materials help children understand fire safety and prevention as well as identify fire sprinklers and their benefits through an entertaining form of education.
The new Public Education Kit and Sprinkler Smarts program were funded through a Department of Homeland Security Fire Act Grant.
For more information on home fire sprinklers or the education kit, or to order the kit for free, visit www.homefiresprinkler.org.