News and Events

Upcoming Events:

 

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2016 Spring Conference

The New Mexico Fire Marshal's Association and the Southern New Mexico Building Officials Annual Conference in Ruidoso NM; at the MCM Elegente  (Formerly The Lodge at Sierra Blanca) & Ruidoso Convention Center

April 11-12, 2016

We will be hosting a round table discussion with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal's Office to discuss requirements of Mobile Food Vendors in relation to the fire code and commercial kitchen hood suppression systems.

For conference registration  click here.

We are looking for Sponsors for the 2016 Conference if you would like to sponsor or know someone who would like to be a sponsor please click here and complete the sponsorship form.  

 

Membership Dues 

The Board of Directors has approved the re-instatement of the membership dues that were suspended. They also approved an increase of the annual membership dues from $25.00 to $35.00 a year/person. The Board is looking at several new benefits for members in good standing. Invoices will be sent out in January and will be good for the 2016 calendar year. If you have any questions please contact Chris Gober

 

 

 

State & Local News

Click here for the latest on Current Legislation
 
 
New Mexico Fire Marshal's Association College Scholarship fund.
The recently approved College Scholarship application is now posted.  Applications can be found under the Training/Eduction tab under training applications. 
 
 
 

Resources - Residential Fire Systems

Residentail Fire Sprinklers
 
One of the goals of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) is to give home fire sprinkler advocates the tools they need to encourage local governments to adopt legislation mandating these life-saving systems for all new one- and two-family homes. Read the article.
 
Residential fire sprinkler ordinances have been adopted by several hundred U.S. communities for use in single-family dwellings.

In order to provide information on this topic, and to understand the factors that may influence the costs and hence impede the widespread use of residential fire sprinklers, the Fire Protection Research Foundation undertook this study to provide a national perspective on the cost of home fire sprinklers by developing data on installation costs and cost savings for ten communities distributed throughout the United States.  Read the Fire Protection Research Foundation Cost Assessment Report.

A draft letter addressing the benifits of home fire sprinklers. Citizens who seek to support this initiative can use this sample letter available in pdf and msword formats.

Residential sprinkler video

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Residential Sprinkler Demo