The NFPA Board of Directors has appointed new member, Daniel J. O'Connor of Glenview, Ill., to serve on its Standards Council through December 2013. This appointment fills the vacancy left by the late David Demers.
O'Connor, P.E. earned his Master of Science degree in fire protection engineering at the University of Maryland and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. Currently, he is the Chief Technical Officer of Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Chair of the Technical Committee on Initiating Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (NFPA 72); O'Connor is Chair of the SFPE Task Group on Human Behavior; Co-Chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) Fire Safety Working Group; and a member of numerous other NFPA Committees.
The NFPA Standards Council is a 13 member body that 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 administrator of rules and regulations, and serving as an appeals body.