Dubay named VP/Chief Engineer of NFPA

Published on December 1, 2006

Chris Dubay

December 1, 2006 - James M. Shannon, president and CEO of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced today the appointment of Christian Dubay as Vice President, Codes and Standards and Chief Engineer. Dubay will oversee Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Applications & Chemical Engineering, Public Fire Protection, Building & Life Safety, and Codes & Standards Administration for the worldwide fire prevention organization.

“Christian Dubay has the reputation, the energy, and the commitment to NFPA’s mission necessary to lead the NFPA engineering and technical staff and be Chief Engineer,” said Shannon.

Dubay first came to NFPA in 1995 as an Associate Fire Protection Engineer. He was promoted to Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) in 1997, Senior FPE in 2002 and Principal FPE in 2006. He is a graduate of the Fire Protection Engineering program at the University of Maryland and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Connecticut.

Dubay is a recognized expert in the fire sprinkler field. He is former chair of the American Water Works Associations Fire Protection Committee and is a former Board Member of the International Water Mist Association. Within NFPA he was responsible for the automatic sprinkler technical committees and served as editor of The Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook and The Residential Sprinkler Systems Handbook.

Dubay’s appointment will be effective on January 1, 2007.

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.