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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6/28/18  8:23 pm
Commenter: W. Keith Brower, Jr. Formenr Chief, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Statewide Fire Prevention Code

Dear Members of the Board:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the updates to the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC). My name is Keith Brower and I am the former System Chief for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. As you can see, I have moved from Virginia since retiring on April 1, 2018.  I hope that you will add my name to the comments made by the Virginia Fire Prevention Association and the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association. Although I no longer reside in the the Commonwealth, I have 2 sons who reside in Virginia who will be safer with passage of the SFPC once it undergoes a more comprehensive review.  I, along with my former staff, have made significant investment in the SFPC over the years to ensure it meets the needs of the public while not becoming a detriment to economic development. As it stands now, there is risk of dangerous unintended consequences in the enforcement of the package you will be debating next month.


Please do the right thing and take more time on this important regulation.


W. Keith Brower, Jr.

Former System Chief

Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System


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