NFPA Board of Directors appoints new members to Standards Council

March 9, 2018 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed two new members to the NFPA Standards Council: Jack Poole of Poole Fire Protection Inc., and Rodger Reiswig of Johnson Controls. Poole and Reiswig are each serving a three-year term effective January 1, 2018.

NFPA also announced that current members Patricia Gleason of Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), Chad Beebe of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering and Gary Keith of FM Global were each reappointed for a second three-year term. Current member Daniel O’Connor of JENSEN HUGHES was also reappointed for a two-year term extension. All reappointments began January 1, 2018.

Jack Poole, PE, FSFPE, is a principal of Poole Fire Protection, Inc. in Olathe, Kansas. Poole graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering and is a registered professional engineer (PE) in fire protection, licensed in 49 states and three territories. His expertise includes building and fire-code consulting and designing fire suppression, and fire alarm and detection systems. He was a volunteer firefighter and fire marshal, and currently serves as the SFPE secretary-treasurer on the Board of Directors. Poole is also an SFPE Fellow, serves on several NFPA technical committees, is chairman of NFPA 72 SIG-PRO and NFPA 520, serves on the Curriculum Advisory Committee, and is the chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering Department. He is currently chairman of the Oklahoma State Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board. Poole received the Glenn L. Martin Medal from the University of Maryland in 2014, was honored as a Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering in June of 2015, and received the John L. Bryan Mentoring Award from SFPE in 2016.

Rodger Reiswig is the Global Director of Industry Relations at Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Wisc. He over 31 years in the fire protection industry including training, product support, application design, sales and management experience. Reiswig holds a U.S. patent for “Verbal Intelligibility Analyzer for Audio Announcement Systems” for use in emergency communication systems. He currently serves on numerous NFPA technical committees and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fire Protection Research Foundation. Reiswig also serves as a board member for the Center for Campus Fire Safety and is the vice-president of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. He is the chair of the NEMA Installation Codes Committee and the vice-chair of the Electronic Security Association’s Codes and Standards Committee. Additionally he serves as a member of the ASME A17 Elevator and Escalator Safety Code, Emergency Operations Committee, and serves on ISO TC21 for Fire Alarm Systems and IEC TC 79 Security Systems and Components Committees. Reiswig holds certifications from Two Rivers Technologies as a master in Telecommunications, and a certification in Electronics Technology and Microprocessor Design from Eastern Technical. Reiswig holds a NICET Level IV Fire Alarm Systems Certification and a NICET Level I Special Hazards Layout Certification, and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Theology from Evangelical Theological Seminary.

The NFPA Standard Council, a 13-member body appointed by the Board of Directors of NFPA, is charged with overseeing the NFPA codes and standards making process. Generally, the duties of the Council include supervising activities related to NFPA codes and standards development, acting as administer of rules and regulations, and serving as an appeals body.

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