The NFPA Standards Council is the primary oversight body in the NFPA codes and standards making process. This 13 member body typically meets three times each year and its traditionally heavy workload is a legacy in the NFPA system. The Standards Council reports directly to the NFPA Board of Directors, and Council members are appointed by the Board. Throughout its history, the name of the Standards Council has changed several times, but their duties have generally remained the same. Today, the Council oversees the Association’s codes and standards development activities, administer the rules and regulations, and acts as an appeals body. The genesis of today’s Standards Council can be traced back to the early 1930s.

Read a full history of the Standards Council (PDF, 823 KB), including a list of Council members dating back to 1933.

Chairs

  • Kerry M. Bell, 2014 -
  • James T. Pauley, 2008 - 2013

  • Philip J. DiNenno, 2002 - 2007

  • Gary M. Taylor, 1999 - 2001

  • Russell P. Fleming, 1993 - 1998
  • John L. Jablonsky, 1992
  • Alan Stevens, 1981 - 1984
  • John L. Bryan, 1980
  • Paul C. Lamb, 1970 - 1979
  • Warren J. Baker, 1967 - 1969
  • T. Seddon Duke, 1957 - 1966
  • A. L. Brown, 1950 - 1956
  • Curtis W. Pierce, 1933 - 1949

Secretaries

  • Dawn M. Bellis, 2014 -
  • Amy B. Cronin, 2008 - 2013

  • Milosh T. Puchovsky, 2007 - 2008
  • Casey C. Grant, 1996 - 2007
  • Arthur E. Cote, 1984 - 1996
  • Richard E. Stevens, 1969 - 1984
  • George H. Tryon, 1961 - 1969
  • Robert Moulton, 1937 - 1961
  • Percy Bugbee, 1933 - 1937

Recording Secretary

  • Linda J. Fuller, 2009 -
  • Leona Nisbet, 1990 - 2008
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