Randy Tucker

NFPA mourns the loss of former Board Chair Randy Tucker

NFPA sadly announced the passing of former Board Chair Randy Tucker of Woodlands, Texas on June 23, 2022. Randy was a well-known and highly respected fire protection engineer who dedicated countless hours to NFPA and the NFPA standards process, having a long tenure on the board and numerous technical committees.

He served on the NFPA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2018, including chair from 2016 to 2018. Among his contributions, Randy was a driving influence behind NFPA’s global expansion strategies, strongly believing that there is more that can be done to save lives and property around the world. He will be sadly missed by all in fire protection.

Randy was born in Highland Park, IL.  He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in Fire Protection Engineering and later received his MBA from Northwestern University. 

He worked at Rolf Jensen for more than 30 years, rising to the position of Senior Vice President. Randy was active in many professional engineering societies, national president of the Society for Marketing Services and a board member of the Alliance for Bangladesh.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Randy’s favorite activities were golf, fishing, and spending time with his family and dogs.

He is survived by wife Lori, son Nicholas, daughter-in-law Cora, granddaughter Nona and his brothers Steven and Michael. 


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James Pauley
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