Pond and our Director of Fire Protection Engineering, Chris Butts, was proud to host Georgia State Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss and Public Safety Educator Karla Richter.
Garriss and Richter met with Pond engineers and architects to discuss how the State Fire Marshal’s Office operates and the areas of construction and business operations that the office oversees and protects.
During the presentation, Garriss talked about fire protection, fire statistics and life safety, as well as the importance of fire prevention education in the community and in schools. Richter also reviewed fire safety procedures and encouraged our staff to spend time this holiday season to develop a fire safety plan in the home and to check all smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
“The presentation was very informative and helps the team better understand and work with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on our work in Georgia,” said Pond Senior Fire Protection Engineer Brandon Hofstead.
Pond’s Fire Protection Engineering department also presented Garriss, Richter and the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office with a check for $1,000 as a donation to the Georgia Fire Safety Symposium.
The symposium is held each summer at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia to help with the engineering and building inspections, hazardous materials inspections and fire safety education that the symposium provides every year.