Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code Adoption
Dear Chairman Carr and Board Members,
I am writing in support of the Board of Housing and Community Development’s 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 the stakeholders and code officials who invested countless hours and energy. This was a collaborative effort made by the leading safety professionals in Virginia. The 2015 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code development meetings were attended by Building Officials, Fire Officials and affected stakeholders to review and comment on the proposed code changes. Multiple opportunities were provided by this group to address any concerns, including time extensions and additional meetings. An exceptional amount of time and expertise was invested in development of this code. 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.
First Vice President, VBCOA