Burn survivor Pam Elliott brings summit attendees to their feet with passionate plea for continued sprinkler efforts

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 13, 2014

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Pam Elliott's voice has become a powerful tool in the push for sprinkler requirements. Burned over 50% of her body during a house fire when she was five years old, she has turned her personal tragedy into a national campaign for home fire safety. 

Elliott was a featured speaker at NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative summit in Durham on November 13. “I’m here to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves and those most vulnerable in house fires: infants, children, the elderly, and the disabled,” says Elliott, a part-time nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Elliot, who recently joined the newly-formed North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, was also recently commended for an op-ed she wrote on Firefighternation.com where she expressed her frustration in the slow process and pushback against home fire sprinklers. 

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Read a feature about Pam Elliott's advocacy efforts in the new issue of NFPA Journal.