Regional offices

NFPA´s regional offices promote the adoption of NFPA codes and standards by state and local authorities, assure appropriate representation at code hearings and legislative sessions, coordinate activities with NFPA staff and key constituencies, and identify ways NFPA services can improve fire, building, and life safety in their regions. Our regional offices also support research, educational, membership, and other NFPA activities.

Canadian Regional Director
Shayne MintzShayne Mintz
136 Venture Boulevard
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0B5
+1 705 812-2924
Mr. Mintz has over 35 years of experience in the fire service and throughout his career has worked in many roles in fire and life safety. In working through the ranks he completed his fire service career as the fire chief of a medium sized composite fire department in Southern Ontario. Mr. Mintz has also served as a member of the board of directors for the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and has represented them on several committees and issues. Prior to joining the NFPA as the Canadian Regional Director, Mr. Mintz was the Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal responsible for Fire Protection Services for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal.

Central Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI)
Russ Sanders, Regional Director
3257 Beals Branch Road, Louisville, KY 40206
Tel: +1 502 894-0411; fax: +1 502 894-0519
Mr. Sanders is the executive secretary of NFPA's Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Section . In addition, Mr. Sanders is an NFPA representative on the International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire. He is former chief of the Louisville, Kentucky Fire Department.

Fire Code Field Office
Jim Dolan, Regional Director
1100 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ  08753
Tel: +1 732 492-8397
Mr. Dolan retired from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety in 1998 after completing 25 years in the fire service. His career began in 1974 as a volunteer fire fighter, which soon led to an opportunity for a position in fire protection. His first position was as a fire inspector, and at the time of his retirement, he was the senior career service member of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. He served as deputy director for the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and bureau chief for the New Jersey Bureau of Fire Safety, and was a member of the NFPA 1 Technical Committee. 

Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV)
John Caufield, Regional Director
296 Yarmouth Road, Rochester, NY 14610 
Tel: +1 585 402-2597 cell 
Mr. Caufield has over 25 years of experience in the fire service industry. He began his career as a firefighter and worked his way up through the ranks. Most recently, he was fire chief of the City of Rochester Fire Department, a position he has held for five years. Caufield’s accomplishments as fire chief include initiating a strategic planning document for the Rochester Fire Department and implementing a new model for fire response. 

Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY)
Gary Honold, Regional Director 
2814 Brooks Street, Suite 240, Missoula, MT 59801
Tel: +1 406 241-5981
Mr. Honold retired from the Missoula Fire Department after a 21 year career. During his years with the fire department, he rose through the ranks to the position of captain. He also spent ten years in the fire marshal’s office and was also active in statewide fire code adoption activities. Mr. Honold is a certified EMT and Fire Protection Specialist. He also served one year as an NFPA Public Education Field Advisor for the Northwest Region. 

New England Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Robert Duval
NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471
Tel: +1 617 984-7476; fax: +1 617 984-7110
Mr. Duval is responsible for promoting, adoption and use of the NFPA's National Fire Codes®, consensus codes and standards, including NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®. He also represents NFPA at code hearings, legislative sessions, and allied organization meetings. Mr. Duval holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Northeastern University and has served as a staff instructor to the Connecticut Fire Academy. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, International Association of Arson Investigators, and International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He is also a deputy chief for the volunteer fire department in his hometown.

Southern Region (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX)
Randy Safer, Regional Director
134 Kirk Lane
Gallatin, TN 37066
Tel: +1 615 452-3270; fax: +1 615 230-6281
Randy spent the last six years as the Director of Code Enforcement with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office where he was responsible for three field offices across the state handling the functions of fire and building code enforcement and plan review. Prior to this position, Randy was the fire chief in Hendersonville, Tennessee and he started his fire service career with the Beaumont, Texas Fire Department.

Southwest Region (AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, NM, NV, UT)
Raymond B. Bizal, PE, Regional Director
7071 Warner Ave., Suite F400, Huntington Beach, CA 92647-4000
Tel: +1 714 375-9045; cell: +1 562 201-4509
Prior to joining NFPA, Mr. Bizal served as director of Strategic Business Initiatives for the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). He also provides support to NFPA's Regional Building Code Development Committee.