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FSSA Webinar: The Common Thread between Prevention, Community Risk Reduction and Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
12:00 pm Eastern

Even though prevention in the fire service is necessary and proven to reduce fires and other emergencies, we’re still seeing headlines such as “Deadly Fire Underscores the Importance of Sprinklers,” “Fire sprinkler contractor blamed for blaze that caused $8M in damages,” and “How overwhelmed fire inspectors fail to protect us.” After the headlines comes the abundance of questions: Who is responsible, have inspections been performed, how do we engage the community and reduce high risk situations that could have been avoided altogether? While we tend to focus on the emergency response realm in relation to Community Risk Reduction (CRR), does CRR, however, also impact the business community and if so, how? A closer look at identifying the importance of inspections within the business community with an emphasis on the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) of Fire and Life Safety systems prescribed in NFPA and our adopted fire codes.

Presented by:

Greg Rogers
Retired Deputy Chief

Retired Deputy Chief Greg Rogers has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, emphasizing Fire Protection and Safety. Additionally, he possesses a master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Western Governor’s University.

Greg Rogers started his career as an instructor in 1992 at the Oklahoma State Fire Service Training Center. He continued as a Fire Safety Engineer with North Metro Fire Rescue in Broomfield, CO, and then onto WA state at South Kitsap Fire and Rescue for over 17 years and as Deputy Chief with Spokane Valley Fire Department. 

Greg has also assisted 15 local jurisdictions in the state of Washington with developing and implementing CRR programs. Chief Rogers was also the catalyst behind the formation of the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition, which was created in 2008. Chief Rogers has developed and taught several courses throughout the country, including CRR in Action, What Chiefs need to know about CRR, International Fire Code classes, Fire Company Officer Inspection classes, and Basic Understanding of the Fire Code and Basic Fire Investigations classes.

Greg is Internationally known for visionary community risk reduction and creative data solutions for decision-making and service delivery. He has participated as a committee member on the International Fire Code Development Committee from 2012 to 2023 and served as a committee member of the Fire Code Action Committee from 2013 to 2019 as a representative of the IAFC. He also volunteered as the National Code Director for the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals from 1999 to 2005.  This allowed him to serve on various committees and code groups, from the Uniform Fire Code Association Code correlating committee as the Chair, the Western/Canadian Regional Code Committee as Chair, and the Joint Fire Service review committee. In addition, he has also been involved with developing International Codes since the first ICC hearing in 1998 in Virginia.

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