NFPA appoints Shayne Mintz new regional director for Canada

August 30, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that Shayne Mintz has joined their staff as regional director for Canada. In his role, Mintz will focus on improving fire, building, and life safety in Canada by working with provincial and local authorities, to promote NFPA services and the adoption of NFPA codes and standards. He will also support research and education and participate in events related to fire safety in his region.

Shayne MintzMintz has over 35 years of experience in the fire service. He has worked in many aspects of fire and life safety in the field, spending 17 years as a firefighter, rescue technician, and captain before working his way up the ranks, serving in emergency planning and as fire chief for cities in southern Ontario. Mintz has also served as a member of the board of directors for the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and has represented them on several committees and issues. Most recently, he held the position of assistant deputy fire marshal in charge of Fire Protection Services for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal.

Mintz received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He earned Master’s Certificates in Operational Risk Management and Public Administration from York University in Toronto as well as a diploma in fire protection technology from the Ontario Fire College. Mintz also earned the professional designation of Operational Risk Management Professional from the International Council for Operational Risk Management and Chief Fire Official from Dalhousie University and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs.

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