Chief Tonya Hoover presented with Bringing Safety Home award

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Aug 31, 2011

The “Bringing Safety Home” award recognizes a fire chief who uses educational materials from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and resources from NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative as a key part of a program to educate and ensure that decision-makers have information to upgrade or pass new residential fire sprinkler legislation at the local level. This year, the award went to Chief Tonya Hoover, Acting State Fire Marshal CAL FIRE, and was presented at the Fire Rescue International conference in Atlanta.  

Gary Keith & Tonya Hoover
NFPA's Gary Keith presents Acting State Fire Marshal (CA), Tonya Hoover, with this year's Bringing Safety Home award 

"Chief Hoover was chosen because she led the charge to facilitate a successful adoption and implementation of the residential fire sprinkler requirement in California,” says Gary S. Keith, Chair of HFSC’s Board and Vice President of NFPA’s Field Operations.      

Tonya Hoover

Chief Tonya Hoover speaks after being presented with the Bringing Safety Home award. 

- Karen Wallingford