February 5, 2008
– The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has dedicated the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Handbook
to Jack Wells, vice president of corporate development at Pass & Seymour/Legrand.
“It is only fitting that a book about safe electrical practices be dedicated to a man who has championed this cause for decades,” said NFPA President, James M. Shannon. “We thank Jack for his on-going commitment and applaud his continuous efforts to improve electrical safety.”
Wells, a leading advocate for electrical safety, is highly regarded in electrical communities in the United Statesand internationally. Among his many contributions to NFPA, he has served as a member of the National Electrical Code Committee for more than 30 years and was elected to serve as chairman of the Association’s board of directors from 1994 to 1996. Throughout the years, Wells has demonstrated a strong commitment to the codes and standards consensus process that is used to develop NFPA codes and standards, including the NEC.
The National Electrical Code® (NEC®), which was first published in 1897, has been developed by NFPA since 1911. Setting the standard for safe electrical installations, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code is the most widely used code for the built-environment in the world. The NEC is used in every U.S.state and utilized internationally in many territories and countries. The 2008 NEC is the 51st edition of the code.
NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
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