April 20, 2004
Dear Mr. Tedesco:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), I would like to express our appreciation for your commitment to fire prevention and fire safety on behalf of your organization, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
Our representative, Walt Smittle, reported that you provided him a unique opportunity to participate in your electrical code seminar this past weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. We were extremely pleased to receive a full hour on your agenda and, on such short notice.
Your active and enthusiastic support of home electrical safety plays a crucial role in maintaining the arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) requirement in new homes.
NASFM is a small organization involved in a large number of ambitions fire safety initiatives. Our ability to assist the state fire marshals in their mission to save lives depends on the combined commitment and strong involvement of both the fire services and groups such as the home inspectors in each state.
Once again, the Board thanks you for helping to initiate a relationship with InterNACHI and look forward to the many opportunities to partner for fire safety.
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!
James A Burns
cc: Board of Directors
Bert Polk, Chair, Electrical Fire Safety Working Group
Walt Smittle, NASFM Special Representative
Nick Gromick, Executive Director of InterNACHI
Daniel R. Frend, Director of The InterNACHI Safe House Campaign.
InterNACHI offers free electrical training for home inspectors.
InterNACHI partners with Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
InterNACHI's smoke detector PSA played accross America's radio stations.
InterNACHI's Occupant Hazard Recognition Primer.