As Ed has told me (George Wagner) in the past: “Most people know how I feel about sprinklers. It is all about saving lives, injuries, and lastly property in that order, and for the exact same reason I support smoke detectors, and other fire protection systems and devices. I just believe that the discussion should start with sprinklers and go from there when it comes to safety of citizens and first responders. I learned that early in my career from a great leader and all that I have seen in 42 years certainly says he was correct.”
Clearly, Ed Altizer is exactly the kind of person AFSA had in mind when this award was created. On behalf of all AFSA members, I am proud to present this Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award to Ed Altizer, State Fire Marshal, State of Virginia.
Please join us in honoring his dedication to saving lives and property.