Jeff Knight has been in the public safety electrical, signaling and communications field designing, installing, and providing project management for 49 years. He retired as Superintendent of Fire Alarm & Communications and Chief Inspector of Wires from the City of Newton, Mass. Fire Department after 27 years of public service. Upon retirement with the City of Newton he accepted the position of IMSA’s Education & Certification Manager. He served in that position for five years retiring in 2020.
Jeff is a Licensed Journeyman and Master Electrician. He is a registered private vocational school instructor and has provided Electrical Apprentice Journeyman training and license continuing education programs throughout the Northeast area and has served in numerous roles in public safety.
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, BOARDS and POSITIONS
Jeff has been a member of IMSA for 40 years, is the current president of the IMSA New England Section and is a former president of IMSA Board of Directors. He is also on the IMSA Educational Foundation Board of Directors, from 2015 to present. He chaired IMSA’s Educational Advisory Council for many years and it the chair of the IMSA Wire & Cable Specifications Committee. In addition to IMSA Committees he is actively involved with several state and national code and advisory committees including the NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code technical committee Chapter 27, NFPA 720 Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide(CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, NFPA 1221 Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Emergency Services Communications Systems and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).