Fire, security, and life safety services provider Telgian’s Russell Leavitt, Executive Chairman, traveled to Abu Dhabi last week on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NFPA and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior.
The agreement, signed by NFPA President Jim Pauley and Major General Jassim Mohamed Al Marzooqi for the UAE Ministry of Interior, is a mutual commitment between the two parties to advance fire and life safety practices in the United Arab Emirates. Telgian Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt and His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan were on hand to witness the signing.
“We were honored to have been able to travel to the United Arab Emirates and meet with leaders from the Ministry of Interior to discuss ways that we can work together to advance fire and life safety practices there,” said Leavitt. “We are confident that this partnership will result in meaningful strides to advance the fire protection protocols that are currently in place.”
As part of the agreement, NFPA will assist in the development of training and certification programs, joint research projects, conferences and seminars, and the adoption of various codes and standards in the UAE.
NFPA is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.
As industry leaders, Telgian’s Russell Leavitt and other experts, are active in organizations like NFPA and are active on more than 30 NFPA committees. Leavitt has been on the NFPA Board of Directors since June 2014 and is currently chair of the sprinkler system discharge technical committee for automatic sprinklers (NFPA 13). Several members of the firm have collectively been major contributors to published NFPA Handbooks and are frequently authored in industry publications.
About Telgian Corporation
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. To learn more about Telgian visit https://telgian.com/.
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