Patterson, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2008
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., has announced the appointment of Christopher Gaut as Regional Manager of the Central Region, which includes the states of Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. In this role, he will provide educational opportunities for the fire sprinkler industry, NFSA member support, recruitment of new members, and spokesperson duties for fire sprinkler-related issues.
Gaut has spent the past 11 years in the fire industry. He began his fire service career as a fire inspector and fire investigator, later moving to positions of Assistant Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal, in the Eureka Fire Protection District in Eureka, Mo., in suburban St. Louis. Chris is an Emergency Medical Technician, and holds certifications in fire investigations, fire inspections and firefighting.
Gaut has also obtained Fire Service Instructor Certifications through the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri Division of Fire Safety, and the National Fire Academy. Chris holds professional memberships with the National Fire Protection Association, International Code Council, the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri, and the Fire Marshals Association of Missouri.
"Chris' past work has been critical to the protection of lives and property. We are extremely pleased to have him join the NFSA Regional Manager team," said NFSA President, John Viniello. "We know he will make a swift and effective impact on the fire sprinkler industry and in spreading the fire sprinkler concept in our Central Region."
About the National Fire Sprinkler Association:
Established in 1905, the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is the voice of the fire sprinkler industry. NFSA leads the drive to get life-saving fire sprinklers into all buildings; provides support and resources for its members - fire sprinkler contractors, manufacturers and suppliers; and educates authorities having jurisdiction of fire control matters. Headquartered in Patterson, NY, NFSA has regional operations offices throughout the country. Visit them online at http://www.nfsa.org.