Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition debuts on FSI website

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Advocacy |

The Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition is now included among the other coalitions in the State initiatives section of the Fire Sprinkler Intiative (FSI) website. Home fire sprinkler advocates from Colorado now have their own place to call home on this site. From the site - "The Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition is dedicated to promoting the installation of fire sprinklers in future generations of homes. The Coalition is a resource for information about home fire sprinklers and, through a cooperative effort with stakeholders, works to identify and overcome barriers to the acceptance of sprinklers as a critical component of home fire safety." Advocates in Colorado have been working diligently to study all aspects of home fire sprinklers since the requirement was included in all national model codes, in 2008. If you have questions or would like to participate in the Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition, call Coalition Chair Mike DellOrfano, Assistant Chief, Community Safety Services South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, +1 720 989-2232. If you would like to start a fire sprinkler coalition in your state, contact your respective NFPA Fire Sprinkler Specialist Tim Travers or Jeff...

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Chief Grupp is guest of honor at Illinois fire sprinkler symposium

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Advocacy |

Chief Grupp accepts honor at summit The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board featured Dave Grupp, home fire sprinkler advocate and retired fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, as the guest of honor at the Illinois NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium. Twenty-five years ago, Grupp helped the Village of Long Grove pass the first NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler ordinance in Illinois.  At the time when Grupp began researching home fire sprinklers, they had just begun gaining momentum in municipal ordinances in California. Grupp proposed the idea of an ordinance to the Long Grove Village Board and the Board decided in favor of an ordinance, which was enacted on April 12, 1988. Today, over 1,500 homes are protected with fire sprinklers in the Village of Long Grove. Long Grove's ordinance became a groundbreaking event for home fire sprinklers in Illinois. Since that historic day in 1988, another 87 jurisdictions in Illinois have joined Long Grove with home fire sprinkler ordinances of their own. Related articles Read the March 2013 issue of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative...

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