Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, May 1, 2004

Three appointed to Fire Protection Research Foundation

QUINCY, Mass. - The National Fire Protection Association has appointed three trustees to the Fire Protection Research Foundation. Davis R. Parsons of Lakewood, Calif.; Mickey Shiver of Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; and Catherine L. Stashak of Deerfield, Ill., will serve three-year terms on the 12-member board.

The foundation, an affiliate of the NFPA, is a charitable non-profit research group whose work has included projects on the storage of flammable liquids, quick-response sprinklers, fire-fighting foam and electrical safety.

Parsons is a fire consultant with the Los Angeles Fire Department. Shiver is deputy district administrator and executive director for the Randy Creek Improvement District. Stashak is a senior fire protection consultant for Schirmer Engineering Corp.
AFAA signs agreement with Enterprise

LAKE MARY, Fla. - The Automatic Fire Alarm Association has signed an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Service that will allow its members to take advantage of special deals when looking for fleet management services.

Enterprise will provide AFAA members a number of services, including analysis of current fleet operations, funding and disposal of used vehicles.

Members can contact the AFAA for more information on the program.
Montana is latest to adopt NPFA 1, UFC

HELENA, Mont. - Last month, Montana became the latest state to adopt NFPA 1, Universal Fire Code, as the model for the state’s fire code. Local jurisdictions in the state will have until July 1 to adopt the code.

Montana code enforcers have already participated in the National Fire Protection Assoc-iation’s training requirement that covers both the code requirements and how it can be best implemented.