About Us

Our Mission

To protect lives and property from fire through the wide-spread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concepts.





LorrellJPG2-95x128.jpgLorrell Bush
Executive Director
2025 Droylsden Lane
Eustis, FL 32726
(954) 275-8487

Lorrell has worked for the NFSA since 2005 and comes to the NFSA with a background in the Fire Sprinkler Industry.  She has been involved in every aspect of Regional Operations since 2005 and continues to strive to work with Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers and AHJs across the state of Florida to meet the needs in our industry. She has a passion for Public Education, making sure every citizen understands how fire sprinklers work and that they too can sleep in a safer home by installing residential fire sprinklers.  




BDewar-96x121.jpgBuddy Dewar

Lobbyist/Legislative Liaison
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Buddy Dewar was graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentration in Econometrics – quantitative economic analysis. Buddy Dewar also was graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a MBA.He has a distinguished fire service career, which includes working as a firefighter, fire officer, and fire chief, Superintendent of the Florida State Fire College, and Director of Florida’s State Fire Marshals Office. Buddy currently is serving as Vice President of Regional Operations for the National Fire Sprinkler Association.



FFSA Bylaws

Florida Revised Code Section 633

FSA Statewide 61G Presentation.pdf

FFSA Inspection Guidelines 2018.pdf


Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Joey Hatfield
TriServe Fire Protection

First Vice President 

Clark Gey
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers

Second Vice President 

Brad Kinsell
Gator Fire Equipment

Secretary Treasurer 

Greg Toledo
Epic Fire Systems

Immediate Past President 

Mark Peters
Grunau Company, Inc.

Contractor Board of Directors

Mike Brown
Advanced Fire Protection Services

Sean Guthrie
Commercial Fire & Communications  

Dave Haney
Simplex Grinnell

Joe Johnson
Piper Fire Protection, Inc.  

Fred Lupo
Freedom Fire Protection 

Terry Noonan
United Fire Protection 

Zarko Ognjenovic
Milton J. Wood Fire Protection

Ryan Peterson
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers 

Kevin Rodebaugh
Southern Fire Protection of Orlando 

Greg Toledo
Epic Fire Systems

Alan Wiginton
Wiginton Corporation


SAM Board of Directors

Clint Decuir
Tyco Fire & Building Products

George Nicola
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company

Professional Member

Steve Kowkabany, P.E.
Neptune Fire

Top Myers
RelMark Group