Michael Hazell

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

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell 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.