Fire Marshal Randy Miller (second from right) stopped by NFPA's booth during AFSA's convention in Las Vegas. From left: Jeff Hudson, NFPA; Lorraine Carli, NFPA; and Peg Paul with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
During the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) recent Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition, a Washington Fire Marshal received well-deserved praise for his actions leading to his town's fire sprinkler ordinance.
Randy Miller was named "advocate of the year," an annual recognition presented by AFSA honoring efforts to advance the use of automatic sprinklers by people not directly involved in the fire sprinkler industry. Nearly 15 years ago, Miller, now deputy fire marshal with the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, pushed for a residential sprinkler ordinance in his town. The opposition was swift and severe. "The building industry came out in droves," Miller told AFSA in a recent article appearing in its