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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition launches Canadian website


March 14, 2017   by Canadian Underwriter


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A new website from the non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) – HomeFireSprinklerCanada.ca – seeks to help increase interest in the life-saving benefits of installed home fire sprinklers in new construction homes.

In partnership with and funding from the Co-operators Group Limited and national trade contractor’s association Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), the HFSC website was launched Tuesday.

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The site offers educational content developed for stakeholder groups, including homeowners, homebuilders, real estate agents, insurance professionals and fire services, notes a statement from The Co-operators, which through its group of companies offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products.

“Videos, fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions provide key information about sprinkler systems installed in homes and their life-saving benefits,” the insurer reports.

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Beyond making important information available to Canadians, “it will also be helpful for fire services and other sprinkler advocates as they work to educate Canadians about sprinklers’ ability to save lives and protect property,” comments HFSC board president Lorraine Carli.

Formed in 1996 to inform the public about the life-saving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes, HFSC has since worked with fire services across North America to improve awareness and education of the role of sprinklers as a way to save lives, reduce injuries and minimize home fire losses.

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