Greg Rogers with the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition was this year's recipient of NFPA's Home Fire Sprinkler Champion Award. The accolade, presented this week at NFPA's Bringing Safety Home Sprinkler Summit in Denver, Colorado, honors sprinkler advocates for their tireless commitment to adoption efforts and advocacy.
Rogers has been a driving force behind sprinkler efforts in Washington. As president of the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, he organized a massive contingent to attend the 2008 ICC Final Action Hearing for the vote to require sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. On the local level, Rogers advocated for sprinklers through an array of unique and effective tactics. After drumming up ample support across Washington, he and other advocates attended state hearing highlighting sprinklers. In the years since, he has continued to keep sprinklers at the forefront, organizing side-by-side burn demonstrations and attending a number of speaking engagements to garner additional sprinkler support.
Learn more about Rogers by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website.