P. O. BOX 2120
June 20, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Fire Prevention Code Workshops 

  Regulatory Superintendent's Memorandum Number 6, dated June
  6, 1997, informed you of the upcoming fire inspections of
  schools by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the need for
  training for school divisions to prepare for the
  inspections.  The dates and locations of the training have
  been set and are as follows:

     July 23, 1997         Tidewater Region
     8:30 a.m.             Norfolk Technical Vocational Center
                           1330 130 North Military Highway
     For Registration      Norfolk, Virginia
     Call (757) 455-3820   (Exit 78 off I-64 from Richmond
          or               follow ramp onto Military
     Fax (757) 455-3844    Highway 1 1/2 miles on left.  From 
                           Virginia Beach, follow loop under interstate
                           onto Military Highway 1 1/2 miles on left)

     July 24, 1997         Central Region
     8:30 a.m.             J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
                           1651 E. Parham Road
     For Registration      Building B, Room 101
     Call (804) 371-7153   Richmond, Virginia
          or               (Exit 181 North off I-64, go about      
     Fax (804) 371-7092    5 miles, J. Sargeant Reynolds is on
                           your right.)

     July 25, 1997         Northern Region
     8:30 a.m.             Liberty High School
                           Fauquier County
     For Registration      6300 Independence Avenue
     Call (540) 347-6351   Bealton, Virginia
          or               (Crossroads of Routes 17 & 29)
     Fax (540) 347-6377

     July 28, 1997         Southwestern Region
     8:30 a.m.             Smyth County Vocational School
                           Seven Mile Ford, Virginia
     For Registration      (Approximately 7 miles south of    
     Call (540) 7833461    Marion on I-81)
     Fax (540) 783-7132       

     July 29, 1997         Western Region
     8:30 a.m.             Northside High School
                           Roanoke, Virginia
     For Registration      (I-81 to I-581) to Peters Creek
     Call (540) 857-7360   Road South, go to end,turn right
             or            and turn right at first stop light)
     Fax (540) 857-7362

  We would recommend sending two or three representatives
  from each school division (central office safety officer,
  maintenance director, head custodian, lead principal, etc.). 
  If you are unable to attend the meeting in your region, you
  are welcome to sign up for a meeting in another location. 
  Please register at least one week prior to your workshop and
  if you register make every effort to attend.  If you find
  you cannot attend at the last minute, send a substitute to
  take your place.

  We have included a draft agenda and a state map
  indicating the regional offices of the State Fire Marshal. 
  Please register directly with the regional offices at the
  numbers indicated.  For general information you may contact
  David Boddy, Director of Facilities Services at (804) 225-2035.


  Enclosure:   A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.