NFPA Reports Passing of Past Leaders


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has
announced the passing of two of its past prominent leaders.
Richard “Dick” Boyd Jr., a member of the NFPA’s Board of
Directors from 1977-80, passed away April 10, while former
Chairman of the Board of Directors Warren Jackson died on
Feb. 12.

Jackson, 79, headed the board from 1990 to 1992 after
serving the board since 1976. He had served on several NFPA
technical and code committees and in 1992, received the
NFPA’s highest honor, the Paul C. Lamb Award.

Besides serving the NFPA’s board, Boyd, a longtime
electrical inspector and engineer, also served on its
Standards Council from 1979 to 1987 and chaired the NFPA
Scholarship Committee from 1992-95. Boyd, whose age was not
disclosed, received the NFPA’s Distinguished Service Award
in 1988 and was named a Member Emeritis in 2004.

Also passing recently was Thomas Hughes, who served as the
NFPA’s Washington representative from 1973-75 before
forming fire protection engineering consulting firm Hughes
Associates in 1980.

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