NFPA Appoints Safer as Southern Regional Manager


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed Randy Safer of Gallatin, Tenn., as its southern regional manager. Safer will replace Olin Greene who is retiring after 15 years.

In his new role, Safer will work toward improving fire, building and life safety in his region by working with local authorities to promote NFPA services and the adoption of NFPA codes and standards. He will also support research and public education, and participate in other activities related to fire safety that pertain to his region.

Safer brings nearly 30 years of fire service experience to his new position. Most recently, he served as director of Codes Enforcement in the State Fire Marshal’s Office for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He served as chief operations officer and oversaw statewide operations and activities, including fire and building codes enforcement, plans review and modular building program.

The southern region includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

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