Shayne Mintz has joined our staff as regional director for Canada, so we want to send out a warm welcome to him!
Mintz brings over 35 years of experience in the fire service to the position. 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 serving in emergency planning and as fire chief for cities in southern Ontario. 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.
Prior to his work in the field, Mintz received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He later 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.
In his new 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 while supporting research and education and participating in events related to fire safety in his region.
For more on Mintz’s transition to NFPA, check out the official news release.
Please join us in sending your congratulations and warm welcomes to Shane below in the comments.