Hudson Joins NFPA as Western Regional Sprinkler Specialist

Published on November 16, 2011
New hire will support NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Jeff HudsonNovember 16, 2011 – Jeffery L. Hudson of Shawnee, Kan. joined the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote the adoption of fire sprinkler legislation across the U.S. Hudson will primarily cover the Western region.

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“Fire sprinklers decrease the risk of dying in a home fire by about 80 percent and significantly reduce injuries and property loss,” said Gary Keith, NFPA’s vice president of field operations and education. “Being a seasoned firefighter and a proven leader in the fire service, Jeff is just the guy NFPA wants out there championing our fire sprinkler cause.”

Hudson comes to NFPA with 36 years of experience in the fire service. Starting his career as a volunteer firefighter for the city of Shawnee, Kan., he worked his way up the ranks to Fire Chief, a position he held for the past ten years. Hudson attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. and holds an associate’s degree in fire science, a bachelor’s in management and a master’s in public administration. He has served in high-ranking leadership roles for a number of reputable fire associations and committees including the Kansas Association of Fire Chiefs, the Johnson County (Kan.) Fire Chief’s Association, the Fire Marshal’s Association of Kansas and the Eastern Kansas Multi-County Task Force.

About the Fire Sprinkler Initiative: Bringing Safety Home
The Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of the National Fire Protection Association, is a nationwide effort to encourage the use of home fire sprinklers and the adoption of fire sprinkler requirements for new construction.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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