ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative

Christian Dubay

Co-Chair (private-sector)
Vice President and Chief Engineer
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Mr. Dubay is Vice President and Chief Engineer at NFPA and oversees the Codes and Standards Technical Operations of the Association consisting of: Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Applications & Chemical Engineering, Public Fire Protection, Building & Life Safety, and Codes and Standards Administration. He is responsible for the overall administration of NFPA’s codes and standards, which develops the 300+ fire safety codes and standards that comprise the National Fire Codes; he serves as chief technical spokesperson for the Association.

Prior to assuming responsibility for NFPA’s Technical Operations, Mr. 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, Standard on Water Mist. Mr. Dubay 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 at NFPA’s sprinkler system, fire pump, and inspection, test and maintenance seminars, and technical advisor during the development of these seminars.

Mr. Dubay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

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