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NFSA gets new president

April 2, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

PATTERSON, N.Y.—Russ Fleming is the new president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. The NFSA board of directors voted March 2 to select Fleming, formerly NFSA executive VP and a 37-year veteran of the organization, for the post.“I am, of course, honored to be selected and entrusted with the position,” Fleming told Security Systems News.Fleming replaced John Viniello, who retired effective March 1 after 28 years on the job. A special NFSA committee formed after Viniello...

Ed Reilly, John Viniello, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFSA, Ray Casey, Russ Fleming, Security Systems News


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NFSA gets new president

March 5, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Russ Fleming is the new president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, following a vote by the organization's board. Fleming replaces John Viniello, who retired effective the first of this month after 28 years on the job. The board voted March 2 to select Fleming, the organization's former executive VP, for the president's post. A special NFSA committee met Jan. 25 to nominate him, Fleming told me at that time. I'm trying to reach Fleming to learn more about his goals for the NFSA. I'd also...

John Viniello, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFSA, Russ Fleming


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Viniello leaving NFSA, but still passionate about the cause

January 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

John Viniello, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, is stepping down after 28 years on the job. In announcement on the Patterson, N.Y.-based organization's website today, Viniello writes that he'll retire as of March 1. “I will turn 70 years of age at the end of February and it's time step down. It's been a great run.” He said that Russ Fleming, NFSA's executive vice president will handle day-to-day association matters until a new president is elected. “I will work...

JoAnn McCoy, John Viniello, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFSA, Russ Fleming, Shantel McCoy


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NFSA up in the air

October 13, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

A new educational campaign by the National Fire Sprinkler Association intrigued me because the organization is targeting the traveling public to push its message about the need for home fire sprinklers—and taking to the skies to do it. The Patterson, N.Y.-based NFSA is running an ad in the October issue of AirTran's in-flight magazine, Go, about the issue. It depicts a sweet little boy sound asleep in his bed. The words above his head say: “You'll sleep soundly tonight knowing that your...

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Calif. sprinkler measure lacks monitoring requirement

January 13, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

PACHECO, Calif.—On Jan. 1 this year, California joined Pennsylvania in becoming the first states in the nation to require the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. John Viniello, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, praised the development as a life-saving measure in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. However, the new requirement in California is unlikely to generate additional business for fire alarm companies because...

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