Support the Board on SFPC Adoption
Dear Board Members,
I am writing in support of the Board of Housing and Community Development decision to adopt the 2015 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code as initially approved. I also want to commend the great work provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development staff and all of the stakeholders and code officials who invested their time.
The meetings were attended by Building Officials, including me, Fire Officials and affected stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed code changes. Many opportunities were provided to address all concerns, including time extensions and additional meetings. An unprecedented effort was invested in the development of this code. In my opinion, it was an open and transparent process; therefore, I respectfully urge the Board to adopt the 2015 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code as initially approved.
Tom Coghill, CBO, CFM
Director, Building Safety and Permits
101 Mounts Bay Rd, Building E
Williamsburg, VA 23185