Terin Hopkins is the Public Fire Protection Specialist in Codes, Standards, Public Fire Protections and Learning/Development, for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. The Department represents the mission of the NFSA, “To protect lives and property from fire through the wide-spread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept” with the development and update of model codes, installation and maintenance standards, training, and education.
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 is currently the Public Fire Protection Specialist at NFSA