Phoenix, AZ, August 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Russell B. Leavitt, Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc. was recently named Second Vice-Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
As Second Vice-Chairman, Leavitt will work with the association as it delivers information and knowledge nationwide through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy. In addition to this position, Leavitt also serves on a number of NFPA Technical Committees and is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (NFPA 13). He is a long-time NFPA seminar presenter at national events such as the Retail Construction Expo, PRSM, TPE, and AFSA and has served as a senior instructor for NFPA’s Professional Development Series, as well.
NFPA Board Members are elected based on experience; respect of peers; respect as a member of the safety community; commitment to the association’s goals; and appreciation for the relationship NFPA must maintain with the changing needs of society. Leavitt brings over 35 years of industry experience to the position including his fire protection expertise, managing a fire protection contracting firm, building a global fire protection services organization, and promoting life safety through speaking engagements and teaching opportunities.