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Call for members on new NFPA Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on May 5, 2015

At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors and directed that a call for members be published.

During the March 2014 meeting, the Council considered the request of the Technical Committee on Loss Prevention Procedures and Practices (TC) that NFPA establish a standard for professional practices for facility fire safety planning and fire safety directors.  After review of all the material before it, the Council voted to publish a notice to solicit comments on the need for the project, its intended scope and breadth, information on resources on the subject matter, those interested in participating, and other organizations actively involved with the subject. The Council received a number of comments of interest in the development of this project.  After review of all of the material before them, the Council voted to establish a task group, and it be chaired by Standards Council Member, Michael Snyder.  This Task Group has been charged with developing a scope, a clear determination as to who should be charged with the new project, if developed, and what direction should the project cover: industrial facility safety planning or high rise building safety.

The Council heard a report from Task Group Chair Michael Snyder on the development of national standards relating to facility emergency action plans and building fire and life safety directors during its April 2015 meeting.  After review of all the material before them, the Council voted to approve the development of a new project on the duties, roles, and competencies of building, fire and life safety directors.  The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. NFPA Staff will return to the Council with a proposed start-up roster and a proposed Technical Committee scope.

Apply online to the new Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors (BLF-AAA). Note:  You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using the system.

To maintain consensus, all Technical Committees must have a balance of interest categories.  For definitions of the interest categories, see Guidelines to Classifications of Committee Members.

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