NASFM:  "A Strong, United Voice for Fire Prevention"

News from NASFM

  • New State Fire Marshal Appointments:

New Jersey: Louis Kilmer

Matthew Joy, State Fire Marshal, Division of Criminal Investigation 
  • State Fire Marshal Retirements
We would like to acknowledge recent or upcoming retirements of a few of our Principle members, and thank them for supporting NASFM's mission, and for their dedication in making our nation safer from fire. 

Bill Kramer, New Jersey:  "I will remain a strong supporter of NASFM, and wish all of your staff and the other State Fire Marshals well, and wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday." 

John Standefer, New Mexico:  "My official last day will be December 31st. It has been an honor to be a part of NASFM and the information gained has been very helpful in my tenure. I trust the next appointee in this position will value the opportunity and continue the relationship with the Association."

Bryant Stevens, New York:  "The organization (NASFM) is a great vehicle for information exchange and the collective knowledge and dedication of this group continues to increase the safety of all Americans. I was certainly proud to have been associated with you all." 

Lightning Protection Institute Joins NASFM to Reduce Fire Risk Present in Millions of U.S. Homes

The combination of a single lightning strike and the presence of a common gas piping, known as corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), can pose a serious fire hazard. Fire safety officials believe millions of U.S. homes could be at risk.

"Hazardous outcomes with CSST have already prompted a class action settlement, law suits, a NFPA review and a public awareness campaign," said Bud VanSickle, LPI executive director. "As a nationwide group dedicated to lightning safety and lightning protection, LPI supports NASFM's efforts with the codes and standards community to raise the lightning test within the CSST product standard." 

"Raising the ANSI LC1 product standard to require greater immunity of CSST from the lightning threat is imperative for greater safety going forward in new construction," said Jim Narva, executive director of the NASFM. "We believe LPI's leadership position in the lightning protection industry can increase awareness and encourage support for improvements to the performance standard for the product." 

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2017 NASFM
Annual Conference

Charleston, SC
Dates: JUL 31, AUG 1-2

Charleston, SC
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