Patterson, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 25, 2008
The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., has announced the appointment of Bruce Lecair as Regional Manager for the Western Region, which includes California and Hawaii.
A 31-year veteran of the fire service industry, Lecair began his career as an Air Force Air National Guard Crash Rescue Specialist in 1976. He joined the Woodland Calif. Fire Department in 1979 and rose through the ranks becoming Assistant Fire Chief where he served as Fire Marshal for seven-and-a-half years and as the Training Chief for three years.
During his tenure as Fire Marshal, Lecair served as Co-Chair of the Fire Equipment and Devices Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Fire Prevention Officer's Association, eventually transitioning to the Training Division. He has made significant contributions to the fire prevention and protection industry including the development of a Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, which was used as a best practice model for communities throughout Northern California and was involved in the code changes now contained in NFPA 25.
Lecair holds an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Service Administration. He received his Fire Marshal and Fire Chief certification from the California Fire Service Training and Education System. In addition, Lecair completed the California Fire Code Certification Program through the International Fire Code Institute. He currently resides in South Corona, Calif., with his wife.
"Bruce's experience, training, education and energy will prove to be an asset not only for our Association but for the industry as a whole and the sprinkler professionals of California and Hawaii," said NFSA President, John Viniello. "We are confident in his ability to make an immediate impact on spreading the fire sprinkler concept."
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, N.Y., NFSA has regional operations offices throughout the country. http://www.nfsa.org.