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Michael S. Williams
Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.

How one fire safety manager uses Fire Prevention Week materials

By Lisa Braxton The countdown to Fire Prevention Week is on for NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Leading up to FPW, Fire Prevention Manager Jerry Clark uses NFPA’s Fast Facts about Fire as his source for posting…

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Focus on older adults presents opportunities for Remembering When program

By Lisa Braxton You might notice some extra activity this week at your local parks, shopping malls, YMCA’s, health clubs, and senior centers. Today marks the beginning of Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion led by the International Council…

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Fire officials present sizzling display of sprinklers’ worth

By Mike Hazell The following excerpt appeared in the September 19, 2014, edition of The Columbian, written by Emily Gillespie. Read the full article. When it comes to installing sprinklers, Clark County (WA) Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said that to…

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Communities join the cause for falls prevention among older adults

By Lisa Braxton The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day is being observed Tuesday, September 23rd, the first day of fall. Forty-eight states and the National Falls Free® Initiative, led by the National Council on Aging, are championing the cause.…

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Tonya Hoover discusses the home fire sprinkler experience in California

By Mike Hazell The keynote address at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver, WA, was delivered by California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. She described the process that led to a statewide sprinkler mandate in the Golden State.…

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Sprinkler expert outlines the fire challenges of modern homes

By Mike Hazell The Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit winds down this afternoon, after a full day of providing sprinkler advocates with the latest information and inside scoop on home fire sprinklers. Bob Eugene, senior regulatory engineer from UL, LLC,…

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Sprinkler summit features side-by-side burn demonstration

By Mike Hazell A dramatic demonstration of how quickly fire sprinklers can extinguish a home fire was featured at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver, WA. The side-by-side burn demonstration showed the difference between fires in two identically…

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Burn nurse details tragedy of home fires, impact of residential sprinklers

By Mike Hazell Curtis Ryun, RN, of the Legacy Oregon Burn Center, shared the hidden human stories and cost associated with burn injuries — and the impact that home fire sprinklers could have on this incidents. Speaking at the Northwest…

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Tom Lia details the Illinois experience with home fire sprinklers

By Mike Hazell Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, spoke at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit about local residential sprinkler adoptions in his state. Illinois has nearly 100 communities that have adopted sprinkler…

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Heavy hitters kick off home fire sprinkler summit in Washington

By Mike Hazell Jim Crawford serves as master of ceremonies at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit. A “who’s who” of local and national sprinkler experts were on tap this morning at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver,…

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