Tag Archives: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Janice “Jan” Gratton

Advocate Life Safety Education

AFSA members and staff were saddened to learn of the passing of Jan Gratton, a dedicated fire safety educator from Covina, California, who was instrumental in the widespread acceptance of smoke detectors and residential fire sprinklers. AFSA honored her as its 2004 Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year, in recognition …

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In Memoriam: Marty Giles

Industry Mourns Passing of Leader, Visionary The fire sprinkler industry lost a long-time leader and visionary with the passing of Martin L. “Marty” Giles, chairman of VSC Fire & Security, Ashland, Virginia. Giles, 70, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, after a valiant battle with cancer. Giles entered the fire sprinkler industry …

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