Protecting lives and saving property from fire through the installation of sprinklers in new homes is the topic at NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative summit in Raleigh, NC. About 60 attendees, representing the fire service, local government, public safety and other organizations, have gathered for a one-day meeting to network, brainstorm, share best practices, and discuss challenges associated with local and state efforts to bring about sprinkler requirements for new one- and two-family homes.
Chief Mary Regan of the Westfield, MA, Fire Department, and Chair of the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, and Massachusetts State Representative Ruth Balser.
NFPA Regional Director John Caufield and Jerry DeLuca, Executive Director/CEO of the New York Associaition of Fire Chiefs.
Fire Marshal Danny Beller of the Knoxville, TN, Fire Department, and NFPA Regional Director Robert Duval.
Debbie Doke, Oklahoma State Fire Marshal Bob Doke, and Fire Marshal Danny Salts of Owasso, OK.
Don Corkery of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs and NFPA Residential Fire Sprinkler Specialist Tim Travers.
Kevin Lauer of the Municipal Tennessee Advisory Service and Kingman Schuldt, president of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association.
Cindy Giedraitis of the National Fire Sprinkler Association and NFPA Communications Manager Fred Durso.
NFPA Regional Director Randy Safer, Joe Delaune of the Louisiana State Fire Marshals Office, and Kelly Ransdell of the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
NFPA President Jim Pauley, Vickie Pritchett of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and Lorraine Carli, NFPA Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy.
Thomas Mawson of the Center for Public Safety Excellence in Chantilly, VA, and Fire Marshal Ben Hammond of the Sheridan, AR, Fire Department.
NFPA Residential Fire Sprinkler Specialist Jeff Hudson and John Pizzi, President of the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts.
NFPA Web Publisher Mike Hazell and Peg Paul of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.
This is the second home fire sprinkler summit that NFPA has hosted this year. Last May, about 50 people attended a Fire Sprinkler Initiative summit in Denver.
Watch this blog for more updates from the Raleigh summit.