Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Director of the Fire Academy, Sheldon Reed, has been appointed to the Technical Committee of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Sheldon, who has served as director of the fire academy since 2009, joins 19 members of a committee comprised of fire service educators, training center designers and fire prop manufacturers. “This is a reflection of the reputation of the Fire Academy as a premier training center and our commitment to continuous improvement in the student experience,” Sheldon said of his appointment.
Founded in 1896, the NFPA devotes itself to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The global nonprofit organization delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy.
NFPA codes are reviewed regularly to ensure they remain current with industry practices and emerging technologies to reflect the consumer’s needs.
To be selected for the committee, Sheldon underwent an application review process in which his credentials, experience and knowledge of fire design were evaluated. The Technical Committee will review the Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props (NFPA Code 1402) over the next 18 to 24 months.
This review will address the design and construction of fire service training facilities. The committee members will use teleconferences and meetings to analyze input and construct a revised standard to place before the general membership for approval. That revised standard is then brought to the NFPA membership for discussion and adoption. Sheldon will serve through the revision cycle.