Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
Action Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 6/29/2018
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6/27/18  9:33 am
Commenter: Bill MacKay, Goochland County

VA Statewide Fire Code

To Whom It May Concern:


Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the updates to the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. My name is Bill MacKay and I am the Fire-Rescue Chief for the Goochland County Fire-Rescue 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.

The current proposal and edits to the SWFPC are inadequate and are not in the best interest of all Virginians. As public servants we have no more important duty than to provide for the safety and welfare of those who have entrusted us with their safety.  As written and if approved, the safety of all Virginians will be lessened and erroded with this proposal.

Along with my fellow fire service professionals (both career and volunteer), I stand in opposition to this action by the Board of Housing and Community Development. The number of identified consequances to adopting this as presented is well documented.




William (Bill) MacKay

Fire-Rescue Chief

Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services

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