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As you probably have heard, proposed edits and updates to the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) were published to the regulatory register on April 30, 2018, and public comments can be made via webform until June 28, 2018.  This is an opportunity to have the proposed edits and updates re-evaluated by the Board of Housing and Community Development.
The VFCA and all other statewide fire organizations stand in opposition to the proposed code changes in their current format.  We believe that the changes that are proposed will weaken the Fire Prevention Code and reduce public safety.  For this reason, the VFCA submitted a petition (in the form of a petition letter plus two attachments) addressing the most egregious issues with the updates to the SFPC.   We would like you to consider adding your name as a signatory.  We need at least 25 signatures by June 29, 2018
In order to review our petition and add your comments, visit the “Public Comment Forums” page that addresses the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 - 51]. This page allows you to view existing comments and add new comments.  Comments can be reviewed and made here: http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/comments.cfm?stageid=8098
Please take a few minutes to support the legislative efforts of the VFCA by reviewing the updates and commenting on the issues. You may write your own comments individually or you may choose to use boilerplate language such as:
"To Whom It May Concern:
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the updates to the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. My name is ______________ and I am the __________ for the __________Fire Department. As an advocate for the safety of all Virginians, I would like to add my name to the comments made by the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact a VFCA Legislative Committee member: Chief Dave Hutcheson, Chief Dave Hoback, Chief Jay Cullinan, Chief Scott Garber, Chief Keith Johnson, Lt. JR Hall.


VFCA Bill Tracker March 6, 2018