Kyla Caponigro

Emergency Services Specialist

Blog Post created by Kyla Caponigro Employee on Oct 5, 2017

The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem…all while being offered great benefits, including a generous 403(b) match and an on-site fitness center.

Want to make a difference? Join Us.

NFPA is currently searching for an experienced Emergency Services Specialist to join our Public Fire Protection Team! The Emergency Services Specialist provides staff liaison support to technical committees and provides technical support and advisory services on subjects related to the emergency services and emergency management, including fire protection, fire investigation, emergency responders safety and occupational health, emergency medical services, fire science education, and law enforcement. In addition, participates in research and analysis projects related to fire investigation and fire service occupational health and safety.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Technical Committees – Manages moderately complex technical committee activities and projects throughout document development process, serving as technical committee staff liaison in compliance with the NFPA Standards Development Process.
  • Product development – Oversees all content development and review of product development activities acting as technical expert in support of any product development within area of expertise.
  • Technical services – Provides technical assistance on moderately complex questions in support of internal and external Association activities to support adoption and use of assigned projects and maintains knowledge of new developments in support of incumbent’s technical proficiency.
  • External liaison – Represents the Association in a liaison role with federal, state, and local officials in support of their adoption of NFPA codes and standards and works with other standards development organizations to coordinate related standards activities.
  • Cross-functional activities – Participates in related Association cross-functional activities providing technical review and input within area of expertise to meet Association goals.
  • Special Projects – Manages special projects as assigned within area of technical expertise.
  • Budgetary criteria – Provides required budgetary information for assigned projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as public administration or fire science.
  • 3 – 5 years experience.
  • Proven project management experience and excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills are important.


  • Creator of value - Producer of extraordinary results, creative, constantly testing and improving and challenging, trusted, thought leader.
  • Skilled communicator - Listen and understand, understandable and articulate, open and honest.
  • Role expert - Have and employ relevant knowledge and experience, earns the respect of others, not just for the job, apply experience and learn quickly, build solution that can be replicated.
  • High performer - Set standards of excellence that others value, regularly exceed expectations, regularly build new challenging expectations.
  • Team oriented - Concerned more with team successes than personal success and easily share credit, lead through complex issues, comfortable working with others and naturally developing others.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office working conditions.
  • Travel required up to 25%.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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