Thomas Izbicki, PE, FSFPE, is operations manager in the Dallas office of Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (RJA). While at RJA, he has worked on projects relating to semi-conductor fabrication, hazardous materials and government facilities, including several involving fire detection/alarm and automatic suppression systems design. He previously served as the senior fire protection engineer for a major metropolitan fire department, and was an associate fire protection engineer for national engineering consulting firms. He is a registered professional engineer in six states and has specialized training as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-qualified Urban Search and Rescue Structure Specialist. Izbicki will serve a three-year term, representing fire safety experts in the industry category.