The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently completed the election of its current slate of directors, including one new member, during the organization’s virtual annual meeting. The affirmed slate of officers includes Telgian’s Russell Leavitt as First Vice Chair.
Leavitt is the Executive Chairman of fire protection, life safety and security industry leader Telgian and is active in numerous trade and professional associations. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for NFPA, he recently completed his term as Chair of the NFPA 13 Technical Committee for Fire Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria and continues to serve as a Principal Member. He is also a Principal Member of the NFPA Technical Committee for Installation and a Principal Member of NFPA 3 and NFPA 4. Leavitt represents NFPA 13 on the Technical Committee for NFPA 909 (Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties) and 914 (Code for the Protection of Historic Structures).
Other NFPA Board of Directors appointments include R. David Paulison as Second Vice Chair, John Bonney as Secretary, Donald Cook and Kwame Cooper as Assistant Secretaries, Roger Montembeault as Treasurer, Michael Wallace as Assistant Treasurer, and Keith Williams as Immediate Past Chair. Amy Acton, a burn survivor, former burn nurse, nurse manager, and CEO of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, will serve her second year of a two-year term as Chair.
NFPA is a global, self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association began its work to solve the fire problem in 1896 and is recognized around the globe as a leader in advocating for safety.
NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 325 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, NFPA will be hosting a Conference Series and other initiatives that reflect the steadfast commitment to advancing fire and life safety by the association for the next 125 years and beyond. For more information, codes and standards, please visit NFPA.
Since 1985, Telgian has provided innovative fire protection, security and life safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, consulting, engineering and design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona with regional offices across the nation, in Latin America and Canada, Telgian is a trusted partner, providing solutions throughout the US and abroad.