National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Symposium: “Sprinklering America: We Can, We Should, and We Must.”

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 4, 2012

Image1Over 190 graduates of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Office (EFO) Program gathered this weekend for what represents the official gathering for alumni. According to NFA this “battery charging” event is filled with new and reinforcing information with a spirited sense of renewal, as there is a great deal of work yet to accomplish.

This year the symposium will provide particular emphasis on renewing efforts regarding the installation of residential sprinklers along with the maintenance of early warning detection devices and systems.

NFPA’s Gregory Cade, Division Director, Government Affairs, and Tim Travers, Regional Fire Sprinkler Specialist presented a national perspective of the home fire sprinkler requirement in all new one- and two-family home construction.

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0167662347ef970b-piThe Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) conducted a side-by-side burn demonstration. HFSC's Peg Paul said this is a historic event. It is the first such demonstration ever conducted on the grounds of the NFA.

The symposium will, no doubt, provide these fire service leaders with the tools needed to advocate for home fire sprinklers in their communities.

Maria Figueroa