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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 new “Advocacy Tools” section 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 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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