September 4, 2012 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Gary Honold as the regional director for the northwest region.

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Honold will focus on improving fire, building, and life safety in his region by working with state and local authorities, to promote NFPA services and the adoption of NFPA codes and standards in nine states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, N. Dakota, Oregon, S. Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, he will also support research and public education, and participate in other activities related to fire safety that affect his region.

Honold brings more than 20 years of fire service experience to NFPA. Prior to joining NFPA in this role, he recently retired as captain of the Missoula Fire Department in Montana where he rose through the ranks. He had also been working as an NFPA public education advisor since the beginning of 2012.

A graduate of the South Carolina Fire Fighting Academy, Honold continued his training and education on fire-service related topics by completing several courses at the National Fire Academy.  He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and an Emergency Medical Technician.

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