Fire Marshals Association

of Colorado

Residential Fire Sprinkler Adoption Success Story

  • November 16, 2018
  • 09:00
  • North Metro Fire Rescue - 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020


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PRESENTATION:  Residential Fire Sprinkler Adoption Success Story

The City of Las Vegas, Nevada, recently successfully adopted a new residential sprinkler ordinance that will require sprinklers in all new residential construction, including 1- and 2-family dwellings.  And they accomplished this with the support of the Home Builders Association (HBA), through an extensive process of stakeholder engagement that spanned about a 2-year time frame.  Please join us for a presentation that will explain the details of how this success came about, including how the HBA’s concerns with residential sprinklers were addressed in an environment of cooperation.  We will also have residential sprinkler update presentations from several other organizations in Colorado, described below.  Following the conclusion of all the presentations, the audience will be invited to take part in an open-format group discussion about all of the information with the panel of presenters.  Topics of discussion could include how the information might be applicable for possible future sprinkler adoptions in Colorado.  
  • National Fire Protection Association Southwest Regional Director Bob Sullivan will provide the presentation regarding the Las Vegas sprinkler ordinance adoption, as well as a brief update of other recent sprinkler successes in the US and resources available through NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative. 
  • Colorado Sprinkler Coalition – South Metro Fire Rescue’s Assistant Chief Mike Dell’Orfano and Fire Protection Engineer/Investigator Amanda Silva, PE, will provide an update regarding the past, present, and future efforts of the Colorado Sprinkler Coalition.
  • Westminster Fire Department Fire Chief Doug Hall will provide a presentation regarding the City of Westminster’s residential sprinkler ordinance, including the adoption process and the success of the program.
  • National Fire Sprinkler Association Technical Services Coordinator, Great Plains Region Rob Geislinger will provide a presentation regarding NFSA’s efforts with residential sprinklers on the local and national levels, and how those efforts tie together with the work of the CO Sprinkler Coalition.
  • Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Fire & Life Safety Section Chief Chris Brunette will provide a presentation regarding the legislative process in Colorado, and how that might relate to future efforts to pursue residential sprinkler adoptions in the State.

SPEAKERSBob Sullivan (NFPA), Mike Dell'Orfano and Amanda Silva (South Metro Fire/Colorado Fire Sprinkler Coalition), Chief Doug Hall (Westminster Fire Dept.), Rob Geislinger (NFSA), and Chief Chris Brunette (CDFP&C)

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Business Meeting starts after lunch, but no earlier than 12:30 p.m.

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