Fred Durso

Safety advocates across North America obtain invaluable advice during NFPA home sprinkler summit

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Oct 15, 2015
Boyd Smith
Burn survivor Boyd Smith received a standing ovation following his presentation on a home fire that forever altered his life


Despite what the opposition says, support for home fire sprinklers is spreading throughout North America. How best to capitalize on this increased awareness and acceptance of this life-safety device was the focus of an NFPA-sponsored event in Phoenix. 

NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit convened some of the top sprinkler advocates and influencers from the western half of the U.S. and throughout Canada. Attendees heard from an array of presenters promoting key topic areas, including the most effective way to get legislators to understand and support requirements for home fire sprinklers; free education and advocacy resources; and legislative and homebuilding success stories. 

Stay tuned for specific highlights from the event. In the meantime, take a peek at some photos from the event and read about the key speakers who presented during NFPA's sprinkler summit in Boston earlier this year.

Shari Shapiro
Shari Shapiro with Calliope Policy Advisors informed attendees on how to effectively reach their legislators
Jim Ford
Fire Marshal Jim Ford discussed a sprinkler requirement in Scottsdale, Arizona, that's been on the books since the 1980s.
Russ Leavitt
Russ Leavitt with Telgian, a consulting and engineering firm, discussed the myths and misconceptions of NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes

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