Mar 14, 2017
GUELPH, ON, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced a new website with important educational information for range of Canadian stakeholders. HomeFireSprinklerCanada.ca provides timely resources to increase interest in the life-saving benefits of installed home fire sprinklers in new construction homes.
In partnership with The Co-operators and the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association, this new comprehensive website presents content developed for a number of stakeholder groups including homeowners, homebuilders, real estate agents, insurance professionals and fire services. Videos, fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions provide key information about sprinkler systems installed in homes and their life-saving benefits. Many of the resources will help fire departments that want to include fire sprinkler information in their education programs.
"The website is a great new way to make this important information available to all Canadians," said HFSC Board President Lorraine Carli. "In particular, 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."
Since 1996 the HFSC has 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.
Funding and support from HFSC's partners CASA and The Co-operators helps make the new website possible.
About the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC): HFSC was formed in 1996 to inform the public about the life-saving value of sprinkler protection in one- and two-family homes. HFSC is a purely educational 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about home fire sprinklers. For more information about HFSC and home fire sprinkler systems, visit www.homefiresprinkler.org and www.homefiresprinklercanada.ca.
About The Co-operators
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
About the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA)
The Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association is a National Trade Contractor's Association. It has existed in one form or another since the 1920's, and was incorporated under a Dominion Charter in 1961. CASA promotes, defends, enhances and improves the business designing, installing and manufacturing fire sprinkler devices and systems. The Association works closely with the fire and building officials, architects and others "To enhance the level of life safety and property conservation from the effects of fire through the use of fire sprinklers". For more information, visit www.casa-firesprinkler.org.
SOURCE The Co-operators
For further information: Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, (519) 767-3937