NFPA welcomes Dubay

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Monday, January 1, 2007

QUINCY, Mass.--Fire professionals who have an opinion about ways to improve or change a National Fire Protection Association code should submit their ideas, said Christian Dubay, newly appointed vice president of codes and standards and chief engineer of the NFPA.
"If you're an integrator working on a fire alarm system and you think you have a better way to do it, send in a proposal to make a change," he said. "Getting involved doesn't mean you have to join a committee or go to a meeting," he said.
NFPA president and chief executive officer Jim Shannon announced the appointment in December; Dubay will assume his new post on Jan. 2, replacing Art Cote, who is retiring.
Dubay will oversee Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Applications & Chemical Engineering, Public Fire Protection, Building & Life Safety, and Codes & Standards Administration for NFPA.
Dubay began his work at the NFPA in 1995 as an associate fire protection engineer. Most recently, he served as principal fire protection engineer. A graduate of the University of Maryland's Fire Protection Engineering program, Dubay is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut. His expertise is in fire sprinklers and he was in charge of NFPA's sprinkler technical committees.