On November 13, 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors voted to appoint Port of Seattle Fire Chief Randy Krause to the NFPA Standards Council for a three-year term. His service began the first of January 2022.
The NFPA Standards Council is comprised of 13 members. The responsibilities of the Council include overseeing NFPA standards development activities, ensuring compliance with the NFPA Regulations and Rules, appointing members to NFPA Technical and Correlating Committees, and serving as the appeals body over matters related to standards development. The Council conducts meetings three times annually, as well as serving as Presiding Officers for the yearly NFPA Technical Meeting.
Chief Krause has been actively involved with NFPA since the mid-1990's, including serving as Committee Chair for Chair of NFPA Emergency Responders Occupational Health (ERH-AAA) and Fire Service Occupational Safety (FIX-AAA).
NFPA is a nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. It has approximately 40,000 members and is adopted at some level in most states. As new technology and date becomes available, work is continuously done to adapt standards and provide education.