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Chief Joe Pierce, president of the IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, Gary Keith, Chief Timothy Solobay and Peg Paul following the award presentation.
Chief Timothy Solobay of the Cannonsburg (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department was the first recipient of the Bringing Safety Home Award. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative have joined forces to recognize the efforts of fire chiefs who use HFSC’s educational materials and the resources of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative to ensure decision makers have accurate information as new or updated residential fire sprinkler codes are considered.
Peg Paul, communications manager for HFSC and Gary Keith, president of the HFSC Board of Directors NFPA vice president of field operations presented the award to Chief Solobay at Fire-Rescue International, in Chicago. The presentation took place during the Fire and Life Safety Section meeting.
“We are very pleased that the inaugural Bringing Safety Home Award goes to a fire chief who has demonstrated such a longstanding personal commitment to increased home fire sprinkler protection,” says Keith, speaking on behalf of both HFSC and NFPA. “I wish every community had the benefit of a sprinkler advocate as knowledgeable, resourceful and committed as Chief Solobay.”
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