INDUSTRY BIOGRAPHY, ASSOCIATIONS AND BOARDS
Hans continues to provide mentoring, leadership, and training in the fire alarm industry.
Hans started his electrical career in 1967 with the U. S. Navy as an aviation electronic technician. Hans became an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers apprentice electrician in 1971 and a journeyman electrician in 1975. Hans became an apprentice / journeyman instructor in 1994 and graduated from the National Instructor Training Institute at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2000. Hans has served the International Municipal Signal Association as a Midwestern Section Officer, International Fire Alarm Specialty Chairman, as a member of the Board od Directors, President Elect, President, and Past President.
Currently, Hans serves on the National Fire Protection Association, Technical Committee on Public Emergency Reporting Systems. Hans is on the IMSA Educational Foundational Board of Directors. Hans continues to be an instructor in the Fire Alarm Industry in association with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Municipal Signal Association, U.S. Department of Justice / Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Hans has achieved the two highest nationally recognized fire alarm certifications. Interior Fire Alarm level 2 from the International Municipal Signal Association and from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies a level 4 certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Fire Alarm Systems.