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Tonya Hoover


Successes from the Golden State

Tonya Hoover

California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover described the process that led to a statewide sprinkler mandate in the Golden State. Though California officially adopted sprinkler requirements in 2010, Hoover said the "process" started four years before the submission of the code adoption proposal. During that time, a task group comprised of various stakeholders--fire service, building industry, government, to name a few--was formed to iron out any concerns. This process, noted Hoover, led to open discussions and information sharing.

"Adoption was only the beginning," Hoover told attendees. "We continue building relationships, education and information sharing continues to expand, task groups can be brought back together to address specific challenges."

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