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Latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter now available

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By Fred Durso, Jr.

Here’s a success story out of Minnesota: come 2015, all new homes of a certain size must include sprinkler systems.

Learn how this requirement came to be by reading the August 2014 edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. The latest edition also includes information on:

  • the newAdvocacy Toolssection on the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website
  • a college thesis that shoots down arguments by residential sprinkler opponents
  • a compelling op-ed by a burn survivor, who questions the logic behind sprinkler pushbacks

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for the free, monthly newsletter today. You’ll receive the latest sprinkler news from across North America directly in your inbox.

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams a fondé l'Institut de formation des services d'incendie en 1995 pour trouver des solutions aux défis auxquels est confronté le service de pompiers volontaires. Il a été un membre actif de California State Association des pompiers (CSF) depuis 1994, ayant servi aux bénévoles et comités de relations publiques, et en tant que directeur adjoint de la division sud. Il est membre de plusieurs organisations locales, y compris le comté de Santa Barbara incendie Conseil Safe, les agents de formation trois comtés 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.


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