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Vice President and Chief Engineer
National Fire Protection Association
Christian Dubay is vice president and chief engineer at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In this role, he oversees the codes and standards for technical operations including electrical engineering, fire protection applications and chemical engineering, public fire protection, and building and life safety. Dubay is also the chief technical spokesperson for the NFPA's Codes and Standards Administration which develops the 300+ fire safety codes and standards that comprise the national fire codes.
Prior to assuming responsibility for NFPA's technical operations, Dubay served as principal fire protection engineer for NFPA's automatic sprinkler systems project which includes NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 13D, NFPA 24, NFPA 291 and NFPA 750, and Standard on Water Mist. He was editor for the 9th and 10th editions of the Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook and the 1st edition of the Residential Sprinkler Systems Handbook. He has been an instructor and technical advisor at NFPA's sprinkler system, fire pump, and inspection test and maintenance seminars.
“I found each program to be very impactful and practical as I took on my new responsibilities. The infrastructure of the class was energizing and allowed many points to be driven home by practical application.”
Christian holds a BS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Connecticut and a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
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