Nick has been with RPA since 2005 after retiring as the Fire Chief for the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services in Southbury, Connecticut. He brings to the company over twenty years of fire, emergency management and code compliance experience, with a special focus in healthcare, and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Fire Protection Technology. Nick’s fire safety experience includes years as both a career and volunteer firefighter; in addition, he is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), certified Fire Service Instructor and has taught advanced courses in firefighter training, incident command and hazardous materials response. Nick also was a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Town of Southbury CT and remains certified by the State of Connecticut in this capacity.
Nick has earned numerous recognitions throughout his career including several Life Saving Awards and the CT Governor’s Service Award. He also served on the Connecticut Dept. of Public Safety Fire Prevention Code Advisory Committee, and currently serves as a Principal Member of the NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code Technical Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Security and an Alternate on the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code® Board and Care Facilities Technical Committee. Nick is the Vice President of the firm and additionally has direct oversight of RPA's Hartford, CT office.
RPA, a JENSEN HUGHES company, is a team of fire, code compliance and emergency management experts, providing specialized technology and professional services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1976, we have provided unparalleled service to thousands of healthcare facilities (more than 1,300 current clients) and train more than 200,000 healthcare leaders and staff on an annual basis.