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Terin Hopkins

Public Fire Protection Specialist,
National Fire Sprinkler Association

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Terin is currently the Public Fire Protection Specialist in Codes, Standards, Public Fire Protection and Training Department, for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The Associations mission is “to protect lives and property from fire though the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept.” Terin has 34 years in public safety beginning his public safety career in 1981 as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT and then serving 25 years with the Prince George’s County Maryland Fire/EMS Department, retiring in 2009. He then went to work for the Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Service, Office of the Fire Marshal. In 2018 he was hired as the Mid-Atlantic Field Service Coordinator with NFSA. Terin represents NFSA on several NFPA technical committees including, NFPA 1 Fire Code, NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems, UL 47UL Standard for Safety Standpipe Devices and the eight fire service training standards covered by NFPA 13E Recommended Practice for Fire Department Operations in Properties Protected by Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems.