Jim Pauley, NFPA's new president, speaks about his career, mission, and fire's impact on his life

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 7, 2014

Jim PauleyAs I penned my first “First Word” column for NFPA Journal®, I thought about how excited I am to have made the journey to NFPA as the association’s new president. After almost 30 years in the electrical industry, some of you may be asking why I chose to make this career change. The answer is simple: the mission and the people at NFPA are second to none.
Throughout my career I have been involved in many organizations and societies, served on many different boards, and worked with a wide variety of people. I can say without a doubt that what NFPA does to tackle the burden of fire on people and property is head and shoulders above all others. I came here because the mission results in saving lives. I came here because the employees at NFPA are dedicated to that mission, and I came here because the volunteers are passionate about tackling tough issues and creating better codes, standards, programs, and initiatives.

Read Jim's column in the new issue of NFPA Journal.