NFPA Board of Directors appoints new member to Standards Council

Published on February 13, 2009
NFPA Board of Directors appoints new member to Standards Council

February 13, 2009The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed a new member, John C. Harrington to the Association’s Standards Council. The Board also re-appointed current members Shane Clary of Bay Alarms in Calif. and Ronald Farr of Kalamazoo Township Fire Department in Mich. for three-year terms.

All appointments were effective on January 1, 2009.

Harrington is currently an assistant vice president and senior engineering technical specialist at FM Global of Norwood, Mass. There he is responsible for construction fire hazards standards development, risk service fire testing coordination for clients, building code issues, technical training, and technical committee involvement and coordination.

Harrington has served on several NFPA committees, including the Building Code Technical Correlating Committee. He also served on the International Code Council Fire Safety Committee in 2006 and 2007, was elected a fellow member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers in 2007, and is affiliated with both the International Code Council and American Society of Safety Engineers.

The new appointee received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He also holds a professional engineer license in fire protection.

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.

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