NFPA reappoints officers and elects new members to the board of directors

Published on June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009 — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced reappointment of officers and appointment of new members to their board of directors today at their annual conference and exposition in Chicago, Ill.

Officers reappointed to their current positions on the board are: Paul M. Fitzgerald, of Holliston, Mass. remains chair; Thomas W. Jaeger, of Great Falls, VA remains first vice chair; Philip C. Stittleburg, of La Farge, Wisc. remains second vice chair; Vincent Bollon, of Alexandria, VA remains treasurer; and H. Wayne Boyd of Sacramento, Calif. will continue to serve as secretary.

The newly elected positions will take effect as of the close of the opening general session.

New members of the board include: Thomas Groos, of Greenwich, Conn.; Peter M. Holland, of Haighton, Lancashire, UK; Brian J. Hurley, of Johnston, RI; and Bill McCammon, of Pleasanton, Calif.

Groos is a partner of City Light Capital and executive chairman of the Viking Group. He has 26 years of experience with Viking Group where he has served numerous leadership positions, including chief executive and president. Groos earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Holland is the longest serving fire chief in the United Kingdom. For over 36 years, he has served in various positions and levels of the U.K. Fire and Rescue Service. Holland has served as the international president of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), is a current chairman of Fire Conferences and Exhibitions Ltd. (FCEL), founded the U.K. National Fire Sprinkler Network, and will become the U.K. president of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) in January 2010.

Hurley has served as the executive vice president at FM Global for 20 years. A 38- year veteran of the insurance industry, he holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Hurley is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and serves as a trustee on the board of Bradley Hospital, East Providence, RI.

McCammon is the executive director of the East Bay Regional Communication System. He has 27 years of service in public fire protection. McCammon served for over 13 years as the fire chief of the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). He also served as president of the California Fire Chiefs Association, president of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, member of the Emergency Response Training Advisory Committee, is current treasurer of the Las Positas College Foundation, and various other leadership positions.

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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