Casey Grant appointed executive director of NFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation

March 31, 2015 – Casey Grant has been named executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), manages research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission.

“Casey brings years of experience with the Foundation and NFPA and deep research expertise to his new leadership role,” said NFPA President Jim Pauley. “Through his great accomplishments directing a wide-range of research, Casey is uniquely qualified to lead the Foundation in advancing NFPA’s mission.”

Grant previously served as research director for the Foundation. He is a registered professional engineer in fire protection engineering in the States of California and Tennessee and is a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Institute of Fire Engineers. Prior to joining the Research Foundation in 2007, Grant was the secretary of the NFPA Standards Council and assistant chief engineer for nearly 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, both in fire protection engineering.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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