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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s Peg Paul named Advocate of the Year

By Fred Durso, Jr. Spend a few minutes talking home fire sprinklers with Margaret “Peg” Paul, and you’ll immediately notice an innate passion that extends beyond her simply doing a job. She’s an educational tour de force, literally bringing the sprinkler conversation home via free resources by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition that she’s helped create and promote. Her efforts haven’t gone unrecognized. Sprinkler Age, the magazine of the American Fire Sprinkler Association, has named her this year’s Advocate of the Year for her years of promoting not only sprinklers, but burn prevention tactics. First collaborating with NFPA in the early ’90s, Paul has…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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.


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