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

By Fred Durso, Jr. When Fire Chief Robert Gorvett proposed a residential sprinkler ordinance, opponents immediately attacked the idea. Gorvett, however, never backed down, and using a series of sprinkler advocacy tools, he eventually won support for the requirement. Learn more about Gorvett by reading the latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. You’ll also find stories on: a “flawed” report that has been slammed by Massachusetts fire officials for failing to consider the benefits of residential sprinklers new sprinkler legislation in New York a Paralympic gold medalist who will receive a fully sprinklered home Sign up today to receive the free, monthly…

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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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