About the Author
Robert Neale served as the vice president of national fire service activities for the International Code Council. He was responsible for strategic guidance to help local fire organizations adopt and enforce the most recent version of the model codes and build relationships among code enforcement entities. In 2015, Neale retired as Deputy Superintendent for the United States Fire Administration National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. He led the development of curriculum aimed at improving the professionalism of America’s fire service.