Fire Safety Open House on May 21, 2021, at 400 Lantrip Road from the hours of 4:30-6pm focusing on fire sprinklers and home fire safety.
May 16- May 22, 2021, is Home Fire Sprinkler Week.
Sherwood Fire Department was awarded a $300 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and State Farm to increase awareness about the dangers of home fires and the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers.
With the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative, HFSC co-sponsors Home Fire Sprinkler Week, an educational program carried out annually in the U.S. and Canada. The Week unites the fire service in the effort to increase awareness of home fire dangers to civilians and responders and facts about installing fire sprinklers in new homes.
“Every community needs the facts about home fire sprinklers, many times the true facts and benefits of home sprinklers are not discussed including in Sherwood, Arkansas. We are honored to have been selected for this generous stipend,” said Kevin Myers, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal of the Sherwood Fire Department. “Using the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s educational materials such as videos, pamphlets and other educational materials will raise awareness of how quickly a home fire can become deadly and the life-saving impact of installing home fire sprinklers.”
According to HFSC:
For more information about home fire sprinklers, please visit the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website www.homefiresprinkler.org.
- Without sprinklers, today’s home fires become deadly in as little as two minutes.
- These fires put residents and firefighters at risk from toxic smoke, heat and flames.
- With sprinklers, in a home fire the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate when the temperature reaches about 165F.
- The sprinkler will spray water directly on the fire, controlling or putting it out. In most home fires just one sprinkler activates.