Los Angeles Area NFSA Chapter Honors Area Director Jack Thacker!
The Los Angeles Area NFSA Chapter held a very special, secret and surprise dinner meeting on October 11th honoring Area Director Jack Thacker for his 12-years of service as the West Region’s Area Director. The event organized by the Chapter’s Board of Directors, Don Becka of Qualco Fire Protection, President, Stuart Cook o Potter Roemer, Treasurer, Bruce Lecair, Secretary, and Robert Rowe, Southern California Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and hosted by Sharon Thacker at the Thacker’s home, was a tremendous occasion. By the way, it was also a huge surprise for Jack who had not idea of what the Chapter was up to!
Also attending were Vice President of Engineering Mark Hopkins who presented Jack Thacker with a shirt from the NFSA E & S committee and San Francisco Bay Area outgoing President Peter Hulin and newly elected President Dave Scherson, both of Superior Fire Protection in Fremont, CA. Jack was also presented with a plaque from the Chapter and the NFSA honoring his service and dedication as an Area Director. The evening was a lot of fun as some great stories and tributes were shared by many of those in attendance.
Jack started his tenure as Area Director in 2006 and has been and honored member of NFSA having received both the Russell P. Fleming Award and the Golden Sprinkler Award while serving as a board member and chair of the Engineering and Systems committee as well as other committees throughout the NFSA. In California, Jack has served on the California OSFM Automatic Extinguishing Systems Advisory Committee, NFPA 25 Work Group, the AES Fitter Certification Committee and the Water Discharge for Water-based Fire Protection Systems Advisory Committee.
Thanks for all you have done for us Jack!!!