National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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The retired president of Didactic Systems, human resource consultants and publishers of simulation games on management and leadership topics, was previously a manufacturing executive for more than 20 years.
He is the author, lead author, or editor of eight books and many other articles and papers. Notable works include High Quality Leadership: Practical Guidelines to Becoming a More Effective Manager and High Quality Managerial Leadership Decisions - The Key to Superior Performance, to be published in 2006. In 1998, 1999, and 2003 he was guest editor of special issues of the Journal of Workplace Learning, Career Development Journal, and Management Decision, respectively, the last two based on internet conferences that he coordinated. He recently concluded moderating a debate on Leadership Issues, which has been published as Volume 43. Issue 7 (2005) of Management Decision and includes his editorial and paper- A Practical Focus on Leadership in Management - for research, education, and management development.
He has two degrees in engineering and one in economics, and has taught economics and management subjects as adjunct at Rutgers and Kean Universities for more than 15 years.
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Harry R. Carter
Dr. Harry R. Carter is a veteran municipal fire protection consultant, educator and motivational speaker based in Adelphia, New Jersey. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Howell Township Fire District #2, and is a long-time contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine, and the Pennsylvania Fireman. He also serves as the Editor for the Respondersafety.com highway safety website.
He enjoyed a 26-year career with the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department, serving as a Division commander, a Suppression Division Battalion Chief, Chief of Training, and Commander of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. He has also had a long career with the Adelphia Fire Company in Howell Township, NJ. He served as Fire Chief and Training Officer, and currently serves as an active Life Member and is the fire company Chaplain.
A veteran of 42 years in the fire and emergency service world, he holds degrees in organizational and management, fire service administration, public policy analysis, fire safety administration, the social sciences, and business administration. He has authored seven books and has written more than 1,500 magazine, web, and journal articles.
His PhD is from Capella University, the accredited online university, with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and faculty throughout the US.