Latin America and the Caribbean

NFPA welcomes visitors from Brazil amidst NFPA 1 adoption in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil visitors at NFPA 

The Brazil flag was flown at the NFPA headquarters, in honor of Col. Roberto Fontenelle Damasceno, Director General of Technical Services (Fire Marshal) for the State of Rio de Janeiro Military Fire Brigade. Col. Fontenelle has been participating in the NFPA State Fire Marshal Forum this week and visiting the Quincy, MA office today. He was accompanied by Mr. Anderson Queiroz, a fire protection engineer from Rio, who served as his translator. Read more.

Costa Rica delegation

Among visitors from all across the globe a delegation from Costa Rica met with NFPA outgoing President Jim Shannon, Incoming President Jim Pauley, Incoming Chairman of the Board Ernest Grant and Past Chair Phil Spittlebug at the annual NFPA’s Conference & Expo held in Las Vegas in June, 2014. Under President Shannon’s tenure, NFPA has expanded its influence in a number of different countries and he was recognized by the various delegations for his support in expanding the safety in their areas.

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