Summer 2018 Issue
The NFSA Wisconsin Chapter, part of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition, participated in the Beyond Green display at the Metropolitan Builders Association Home Show. The display featured a mirror image of a home—one half was the rough construction, and the other half was the final construction. The NFPA13D system was designed and installed by the Design Build Fire Protection.
Members from the Wisconsin Fire Chief’s Association, the Wisconsin Fire Inspector’s Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin staffed the booth. More than 1,000 people visited the booth and learned details about home fire sprinklers. This is the second year the coalition participated in the show and plan to participate next year. The National Fire Sprinkler Association Wisconsin Chapter provided the grant to the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition and paid for the MBA membership and show registration.
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) developed a new free educational resource AHJ’s can use to educate all stakeholders involved in the local planning process about developer trade-ups or incentives. These resources include case studies, with videos, downloadable presentations, statistics [...]
The first Home Fire Sprinkler Day held on May 19 included more than 50 fire departments in 25 states and included Canadian provinces. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative organized [...]
On Monday, August 27, the Burn Center Golf Invitational committee is hosting the Burn Center Golf Invitational at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, marking 30 years of fundraising for the Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Burn Center, and the Alliance for [...]
This year’s Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Community Risk Reduction Symposium was held in Reston, VA, from April 9 – 11. The National Fire Sprinkler Association Wisconsin Chapter State Coordinator Marty King was among the 300+ attendees. More than 30 [...]
The Federal Government Now Provides a Tax Incentive to Protect Lives and Property with Fire Sprinklers
Spread the word! As fire service leaders, you know where the small businesses are that need fire safety improvements. Previously qualified small businesses were allowed to fully expense purchases such as computers, equipment, and light-duty vehicles up to an annual [...]
By Martin M. King, State Coordinator, National Fire Sprinkler Association – Wisconsin Chapter (Appeared in the June 2018 issue of The Dispatcher) As I look at my personal fire service library of about 50 manuals and standards, I ask myself, [...]
By Martin M. King, State Coordinator, National Fire Sprinkler Association – Wisconsin Chapter (Appeared in the July 2018 issue of The Dispatcher) The recent National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) training on Understanding, Applying and Enforcing NFPA 25 examines the relationships [...]
By Martin M. King, State Coordinator, National Fire Sprinkler Association – Wisconsin Chapter (Appeared in the August 2018 issue of The Dispatcher) We all wish we had more time. Time to fit all things into our busy schedules. Work, family, [...]