A Good Partner – And an Important Piece of the Fire Safety Puzzle

The fire service has embraced automatic fire sprinklers as a key element in protecting the built environment from the ravages of fire. Installations have significantly increased in industrial occupancies, high-rise buildings, multi-unit housing, medical...


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By increasing our emphasis on combining working smoke alarms with home fire sprinkler systems, we can significantly improve fire and life safety over the long haul. We can someday protect people and property more effectively, and we can do so with fewer injuries and fatalities to firefighters. Let’s all do our part. Thank you for your commitment to this issue.


Dennis Compton, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a well-known speaker and the author of several books including the When In Doubt, Lead! series, Mental Aspects of Performance For Firefighters And Fire Officers, as well as many other articles and publications. He is also the co-editor of the current edition of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) reference book Managing Fire and Rescue Services. He serves as a national advocate and executive advisor for fire service and emergency management issues and organizations. Compton served as the fire chief in Mesa, AZ, for five years and as assistant fire chief in the Phoenix Fire Department, where he served for 27 years. He is past chair of the executive board of the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), past chair of the Congressional Fire Services Institute’s National Advisory Committee, and serves on the board of directors for the Home Safety Council (HSC).