January 16, 2008
– The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed new members Danny McDaniel of Williamsburg, V A
and Dr. Jim Milke of Columbia, MD
to the Association’s Standards Council.
The Board also appointed Jim Pauley of Lexington, Kentucky
as the new chair of the Council.
All appointments were effective on January 1, 2008.
McDaniel is the director of the Department of Security, Safety & Transportation at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has been an NFPA technical committee member since 1980 and served as chair of the NFPA Technical Committee on Cultural Resources from 1991-2001. McDaniel has more than 30 years of experience in safety and security and has previously held positions as safety inspector and manager at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in Occupational Safety and Health at Thomas Nelson Community College.
Milke is an associate professor and associate chair in the fire protection engineering department at the University of Maryland. He has been a technical committee member since 1982 and served as chair for the NFPA Technical Committee on Smoke Management Systems from 1997-2006. For more than 25 years Milke has held teaching positions at the University of Maryland, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in 1991. He currently serves as vice president for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is Associate Editor of Fire Technology.
Pauley, the new chair of the Council, is vice-president of industry and government relations at Schneider Electric/Square D Company. He has been a code-making panel member since 1993 and was first appointed as a member of the Standards Council in 2000. Pauley serves on NEC® Code-Making Panel 2 and the Building Systems Technical Committee, and has served as a member of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Technical Correlating Committee. Pauley is chair of NFPA’s Electrical Section and serves on the Correlating Committee on the Electrical Installation Codes of North America. Currently, he is serving as vice-chairman and officer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), serves on the ANSI National Policy Committee, and is past chairman of the ANSI Executive Standards Council.
The NFPA Standards Council, a 13 member body appointed by the board of directors of NFPA, is charged with overseeing the NFPA codes and standards making process. Generally, the duties of the Council include: supervising activities related to NFPA codes and standards development, acting as administer of rules and regulations, and serving as an appeals body.
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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