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New and improved advocacy section added to Fire Sprinkler Initiative website

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By Fred Durso, Jr.

Advocating for home fire sprinklers just got a tad easier.

The new “Advocacy Tools” section on the Fire Sprinkler Initiative site is now the go-to place for free materials and resources that help make an effective case for home fire sprinklers. This section is where you’ll find an array of shareable videos (including NFPA’s Faces of Fire), case studies, and fact sheets (some of them are now downloadable) that underscore fire at its worst and sprinklers at their best.

Also worth noting in this section is the new “Advocacy Materials” page. Download a template that will help you craft a letter to your legislator or code-making official, use one of NFPA’s ads that promote sprinkler statistics, or gather signatures supporting sprinklers using NFPA’s sprinkler petition.

Check out the new section when you get a moment and let us know what you think.

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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