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Effective advocacy tips from assistant fire chief who has spent years promoting home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Mike Figolah’s advocacy around home fire sprinklers is something to be commended. (See for yourself.) Since going public with his support for these devices, he’s learned a few lessons on what makes an effective sprinkler advocate. He shared his thoughts with attendees at NFPA’s 2015 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Boston. “I come here today with a lot of passion for changing the culture of the country,” Figolah told attendees. This culture shift for home fire sprinkler acceptance, he noted, begins on the grassroots level. In Figolah’s home state of Illinois, advocates there are using a one-community-at-a-time approach to sprinkler…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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