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2015 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit - Phoenix


NFPA hosts 2015 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix

Fire Marshal Jim Ford from the Scottsdale, Arizona, Fire Department narrates a live burn/sprinkler demonstration during NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix

Western U.S. and Canadian safety advocates witnessed the speed of today's home fires during NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit in Phoenix, October 13-14. The event linked advocates with crucial information and resources in the push for increased education on and requirements for home fire sprinklers. Kicking off the event was a live burn/sprinkler demonstration narrated by Jim Ford (pictured above), fire marshal with the Scottsdale, Arizona, Fire Department. Key topics covered during the summit's day of presentations included effective legislator outreach, why home fire sprinklers are good for business, and how Ford's town developed a sprinkler ordinance that's been on the books since 1986. 

In This Section

  • Arizona Burn Center   A burn survivor and physician underscore the human impact of home fires
  • Fred Durso   NFPA communications manager discusses how NFPA can lend its support to sprinkler advocacy efforts
  • Jim Ford   Fire marshal with the Scottsdale Arizona Fire Department discusses his city's home fire sprinkler requirement
  • Eric Gleason   Regional manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association highlights how home fire sprinklers are beneficial to homebuilders
  • Russ Leavitt   Fire safety expert discusses the myths and misconceptions surrounding home fire sprinklers
  • Peg Paul   Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition representative discusses free materials that teach home fire sprinklers to future builders
  • Shari Shapiro   Policy advisor discusses effective legislator outreach