The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has named Deputy Fire Chief Larry Powers of Logan Airport’s Fire-Rescue Department chair of the NFPA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Technical Committee. NFPA is an international nonprofit membership organization founded in 1896 with more than 75,000 members representing nearly 100 nations around the world. NFPA serves as the world's leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. Powers, a 34 year veteran of Logan’s Fire-Rescue Department, is responsible for the day-to-day operational readiness of the Department including supervising Logan’s state-of-the-art fire training facility where training is conducted for not only Logan fire rescue personnel, but also for fire departments from all over the United States. Powers is also responsible for Logan’s emergency management response requirements, marine division, and hazmat program. Powers was most recently on the planning committee organizing Operation Atlas, the consolidated real-time exercise that simulated a terrorist hijacking at the airport. “Chief Powers brings to the NFPA experience and leadership in what is considered a very demanding discipline within the firefighting profession,” said Logan Fire Chief Robert Donahue. “The purpose of these committees is to tap into the experience and knowledge of professionals, learn from them and develop standardized procedures that will enhance the safety of the fire crews and the public. Chief Powers will be invaluable to this committee, offering lessons learned throughout a distinguished career at Logan Airport.” NFPA’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Technical Committee is primarily responsible for producing documents on fire safe practices during maintenance operations on aircraft including operations on aircraft during manufacturing. The Committee consists of airport representatives as well as U.S and internationally flagged airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, the National Defense Department of Canada and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. NFPA’s mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. Chief Powers is a resident of Plymouth where he lives with his wife Debbie. Powers has a daughter Sunnie and two grandchildren, Vanessa and Noah.