Illinois Lawmakers Witness the Effectiveness of Fire Sprinklers

Illinois lawmakers got to see, in person, how much sprinkler systems can help put out fires.

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Engaging Leaders of the Future Today: NFSA Future Leadership is Already Leading

In 2013, several long-time National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) board members recognized the need for a structured way to facilitate engagement with the rising generation of fire sprinkler professionals. Their passion and vision led to the creation of the Future Leadership Committee (FLC), whose charter is to, “promote and support the development of future leadership within the Association.” The chair of the FLC has a non-voting seat on the NFSA board of directors and provides valuable insight into developing trends within the industry and feedback from the FLC to board of directors.

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Fire Sprinkler Requirement Enacted 20 Years Ago Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Worth of Property Today

Thanks go to Chief Brian Crandell, who was the Fire Chief at the time the sprinkler requirement was put in place for the home where the fir occurred (and the others in that subdivision), for sending us this sprinkler save!

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New York City Council Calls for Review of Fire Protection in City’s Many Landmarks

Following is a link to an article sent to us by Chief Billy Goldfeder, a staunch fire sprinkler advocate, partner in life safety and former keynote speaker at our annual seminar. The article, entitled Notre-Dame Fire in Paris Forces New York City Council to Look at Own Landmarks, focuses on a review that has been called for by the chair of the City Council’s Fire and Emergency Management Committee to call for a review of the city’s inventory of historic and culturally significant buildings.

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