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NECA's Mike Johnston Appointed to National Fire Protection Association's Standards Council

Mar 01, 2017

National Electrical Contractors Association's Executive Director of Standards and Safety, Mike Johnston, has been appointed to the National Fire Protection Association’s Standards Council by the NFPA’s Board of Directors. 

Michael J. Johnston, will represent the association on for a three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2017. The NFPA Standards Council, a 13-member body appointed by the Board of Directors of NFPA, is charged with overseeing the NFPA codes and standards making process. 

The duties of the Council include supervising activities related to NFPA codes and standards development, acting as administrator of rules and regulations, and serving as an appeals body.

 “Through my input, NECA will represent the entire electrical industry on Council decisions and the work it does on all NFPA standards, including the firefighter standards, sprinklers, and many more,” Johnston said. “It is an honor to be selected to work with the NFPA in this capacity.”

Johnston is the chairman of the National Electrical Code Correlating Committee, an alternate on NEC CMP-1 (Code-Making Panel), served on NEC CMP-5 from 2000-2010 and served as the Chair from 2008-2010. NFPA 70: National Electrical Code is a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the U.S. In addition to his responsibilities managing codes, standards, and safety functions for NECA, Johnston is secretary of the NECA Codes and Standards Committee and is vice chair of the NFPA Electrical Section.


NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., four regional offices, and 119 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. For more information, visit www.necanet.org.


The National Electrical Code (NEC®), or NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. 

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org