Lorrell Bush
Executive Director
Buddy Dewar
Lobbyist/Legislative Liaison
PO Box 393
Mt. Dora FL 32756
(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.

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.

Executive Committee


Robert Cariveau
Wigington Corporation

First Vice President

Greg Toledo
Epic Fire Systems

Second Vice President

Ryan Peterson
Wayne Automatic

Secretary Treasurer

Christy Caldwell
Southern Fire Protection

Immediate Past President

Clark Gey
Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers

Contractor Members

Mike  Brown
Advanced Fire Protection Services
Darrell Garner
Dacar Fire 
Brian Grabenhorst
Johnson Controls
Joey Hatfield
Tri Serve Fire Protection, Inc
Brad Kinsell
Gator Fire Equipment
Fred Lupo
Freedom Fire Protection
Matt McGuire
Ferguson Fire 
George Nicola
Reliable Products
Zarko Ognjenovic
Milton J. Wood Fire Protection
Glenn Painter
Milton J Wood Fire Protection
Bryan Polhemus
Total Life Safety
Todd Prevatte
Total Fire Protection

SAM Board of Directors

Matt McGuire
Ferguson Fire and Fabrication

George Nicola
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company

Professional Members

Steve Kowkabany, P.E.
Neptune Fire

Top Myers
Asurio, Inc.