The keynote address at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Vancouver, WA, was delivered by California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. She described the process that led to a statewide sprinkler mandate in the Golden State. Though California officially adopted sprinkler requirements in 2010, Hoover said the "process" started four years before the submission of the code adoption proposal. During that time, a task group comprised of various stakeholders--fire service, building industry, government, to name a few--was formed to iron out any concerns. This process, noted Hoover, led to open discussions and information sharing.
Download "Successes from the Golden State", a presentation Fire Marshal Hoover gave at the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Summit in Denver in May 2014.
At the end of the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit, sponsored in part by the Washington and Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalitions, a Vendor Connections event was held which featured a product showcase, door prizes, and appetizers.