May 3, 2012 - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced the appointment of John Caufield of Rochester, New York, as the new mid-Atlantic regional director.
In his new position, Caufield will focus on improving fire, building, and life safety by working with state and local authorities to promote NFPA services and the adoption of NFPA codes and standards in the eight states in his region: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, New York, and West Virginia. In addition, he will support research, public education, and participate in other activities related to fire safety that affect his region.
Caufield has over 25 years of experience in the fire service industry. He began his career as a firefighter and worked his way up through the ranks. Most recently, he was fire chief of the City of Rochester Fire Department, a position he has held for five years. Caufield’s accomplishments as fire chief include initiating a strategic planning document for the Rochester Fire Department and implementing a new model for fire response which focused on operational efficiency and safety as outlined in NFPA 1710: Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments. He is on numerous associations and boards including International Association of Fire Chiefs, and New York State Fire Chief’s Association.
Caufield received a Masters of Public Administration from the State University of New York, a Bachelor of Science, Fire Science degree from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College. He also received a Fellowship from Harvard University in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in 2009.
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. Visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org for more information.