“Faces of Fire” is a new NFPA campaign designed to put a face on the life-saving impact of home sprinklers. With funding from the U.S. Fire Administration, this campaign features real people telling personal stories to demonstrate the need for sprinklers.
NFPA President Jim Shannon welcomes
you to the Faces of Fire campaign.
Each year, about 3,000 people in the United States die in home fires, accounting for 80 percent of all fire deaths. By containing fires before they spread, home fire sprinklers protect lives and property. Sprinkler opponents are spreading misleading information and raising false questions about sprinklers in the minds of consumers and municipal bodies. Such tactics of delay and defeat can cost lives.
NFPA is fighting back by sharing research-based information, advocacy tools and now, personal stories of those affected by home fires.
|Princella Lee Bridges ran back into her burning home, changing her life forever.
A former operating room nurse, Princella underwent numerous painful and time-consuming surgeries followed by frequent hospital stays following a devastating home fire. She believes it all could have been avoided had her home been equipped with fire sprinklers. Read Princella’s story.
|One of Chief W. Keith Brower’s firefighters was severely burned and forced to retire.
A fireball eruption on the first floor of a home fire trapped four of Chief Brower’s firefighters upstairs. All four escaped, but one firefighter sustained serious burns. “He’s partially incapacitated,” says the Chief. “He can’t do the job he loves.” Read Chief Brower’s story.
|Jo Brinkley-Chaudoir lost her fire department partner while responding to a home fire.
Jo and her partner Arnie Wolff were searching for residents of a home fire when the floor beneath them collapsed into the basement. Jo suffered a few burns, a rib fracture, and a broken hip, but Arnie was trapped under debris and did not survive. Read Jo’s story.