CFSI Webinar Advocates for Fire Sprinklers on Capitol Hill

On Thursday, February 25, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) held a webinar titled, “Advocating for Fire Sprinklers on Capitol Hill.”  Guest speaker Andy Quinn, founding partner of McAllister and Quinn, talked about the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act.  Quinn discussed potential strategies for passage of the bill and answered questions regarding the overall outlook for working with Congress in the second session of the 111th Congress.  He also urged listeners to contact their members of Congress in support of the bill. 
An important legislative initiative for the major fire service organizations, the measure was originally introduced in 2003 following the Station fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island, that claimed the lives of 100 victims.  This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to classify automatic fire sprinkler systems as five-year property for purposes of depreciation, thus creating an incentive to install sprinkler systems in buildings.  To listen to the complete audio of the webinar visit:
Sponsored by Fire Engineering, the CFSI webinar series is an educational resource for members of the fire service.  On March 31 at 2:00PM EST, CFSI will host its next webinar featuring Chief Billy Goldfeder.  With the 22nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars approaching, the webinar will focus on the event theme: “Making the Right Decision.”  Chief Goldfeder will offer his insights on firefighter safety and the importance of making good decisions in order to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in the fire and emergency services.  Bill Webb, CFSI Executive Director, will host the webinar that will provide ample time for a question and answer session.

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