Russell B. Leavitt, executive chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc., a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services, delivered the keynote address on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) last week at the International Fire Conference & Exhibition Malaysia (IFCEM). The presentation, titled “Global Fire and Emergency Services Challenges: Together We Can Do More,” focuses on NFPA’s mission to reduce fire-related loss and how the organization works with members of the international fire services to achieve this goal on a global scale.
“Fire can affect anyone, no matter where they reside. It is important for the international community of fire safety professionals to come together and share expertise to continually improve fire protection for all people,” said Leavitt. “I am honored to represent NFPA at IFCEM in Malaysia at this international fire conference to discuss ways we can increase collaboration to foster innovation and advancement in fire safety, rescue, disaster management and security.”
NFPA, a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, works to increase awareness of proper safety codes and procedures by promoting worldwide use of its technical and educational information. NFPA has international offices in the Asia/Pacific region, Europe and Latin America dedicated to advancing this mission by working closely with local governments and industry officials.
Leavitt serves in leadership positions across multiple NFPA committees and has served on its board since June 2014. He is current chair of the Sprinkler System Discharge Technical Committee for Automatic Sprinklers (NFPA 13) and serves on the NFPA 25, NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 technical committees, along with correlating committees for NFPA 5000 and NFPA 13. As Executive Chairman for Telgian Holdings, Inc., Leavitt leans on his more than three decades of experience to help clients navigate the complex world of fire protection, life safety and security with the goal of saving lives and property.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
About Telgian Holdings, Inc.
Telgian is a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services. Telgian partners with clients to produce innovative solutions that reduce exposure to loss from fire and disasters. The result is productive, profitable environments that keep businesses safe and compliant.
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