Scott Somers is Vice Mayor of the City of Mesa, Arizona and a 17-year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department. The state prohibits local jurisdictions from requiring fire sprinklers in homes. The City of Mesa has taken an innovative approach to sprinkler advocacy by using federal grants to install home fire sprinklers in low- and moderate-income homes - designed to stabilize troubled neighborhoods and stimulate economic growth.
Mr. Somers spoke at NFPA's "Bringing Safety Home" Fire Sprinkler Summit in Chicago on April 16.
Video: Scott Somers explains how federal program dollars helped fund sprinkler effort.
Mr. Somers spoke about how Mesa is using federal money for sprinkler projects designed to stabilize troubled neighborhoods and stimulate economic growth in a recent issue of NFPA Journal®. Read the full article .