NFSA Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

Get involved today with the issues that matter most to you and the fire sprinkler industry. Supporting both commercial and residential legislation on the Federal, State and Local levels is a priority at NFSA. Get involved, connected, and educated by participating in our efforts.

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Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) Fire Sprinklers 101

NFSA’s own Vickie Pritchett was honored to be asked to participate in this Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) webinar about fire sprinklers and their importance. NFSA loves partnering with our national fire service organizations, and this opportunity is a true example of “Partners in Progress.” Check it out below!

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Our Advocacy Team

Vickie Pritchett
Vice President, Advocacy & Outreach
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Vickie Pritchett became involved in the fire service in 1997. Vickie served on the Board of Directors for the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department from 1998-2013, and was awarded lifetime membership into PVVFD in December of 2013. Vickie served as the Community Development Liaison for the Town of Pleasant View and Executive Director of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Cheatham County at the time she began her service to the local volunteer fire department. During this time she was instrumental in bringing fire service officials, builders and developers, and elected officials together. This coordination resulted in a zero square foot fire sprinkler ordinance for the town in 2001, and county-wide in 2006.

Vickie’s dedication to the improvement of quality of life, passion for the community, and her ability to bring people together makes her the “spark plug” and advocate of fire sprinkler requirements at the local, state, and federal level. She has presented across the state of Tennessee and the nation. She has worked in Washington D.C. to promote fire protection issues and to highlight the differences that can be made by fire sprinklers and the legislation that requires them.

Vickie is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and received her MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. She is a VCOS Symposium committee member, Board Member of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, Advisory Board Member of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation,  Board Member of the IAFC Fire & Life Safety Section, Board Member of Common Voices, and is a member of both NFPA and ICC.

Vickie currently serves as Vice President of Advocacy & Outreach of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and was elected Vice-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Institute’s National Advisory Committee in May of 2024.

Jeanna M. Garrido
Manager of Government Relations
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Jeanna M. Garrido serves as the Manager of Government Relations for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Her prior leadership roles include the Executive Director of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, Senior Director of Membership and Philanthropy of the University of Florida Alumni Association and Florida Keys Director to United States Congressman Carlos Gimenez.

Jeanna graduated from the University of Florida and her experience includes various capacities as a political consultant for non-profit organizations and state-level government. She worked as the recruiter of the College of the Florida Keys as it advanced to a four-year, state accredited college and assisted with the development of the new Basilica High School of Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea. Jeanna played a key role in the fire sprinkler retrofit of Florida’s only presidential museum. She was recognized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for her work in developing the 17th Annual Truman Legacy Symposium. This educational conference was added to Congressional Record for its progress in continuing the 1947 President’s Conference on Fire Prevention.

She currently serves as the treasurer of the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, is a Rotarian and member of the Navy League of Key West. Jeanna is passionate in sharing the mission of NFSA to protect lives and property through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept and aims to inspire key constituents to make our world safer.