John Denhardt announced as new Fire Protection Research Foundation trustee
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF or Foundation), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has appointed John Denhardt to a three-year trustee term.
Denhardt, P.E., ET, FSFPE, CWBSP, is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The Maryland native works as vice president of engineering and technical services for the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and is responsible for strengthening engineering and technical approaches for the benefit of AFSA members, the industry, and operational priorities. Denhardt is an NICET Level III in Water-Based Systems Layout and in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems; an NFPA Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP); and a member of the NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems Sprinkler Discharge Committee. He is also a fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE); sits on the University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering Board of Visitors; and is a member of the SFPE Board of Directors. The new FPRF trustee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland.
The Foundation is a separate, independent, nongovernmental organization with its own officers and nine trustees. Over the last 40 years, FPRF research reports have been downloaded by safety-focused practitioners in more than 160 countries. Projects cover everything from fire suppression systems, emergency response, public policy, public education, detection and signaling, industrial hazards, wildfire, electrical, and building safety.