Dean Austin is a Senior Electrical Content Specialist at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In his current role, he serves as an electrical subject matter expert in the development of products and services that support NFPA documents and stakeholders. Dean has 30 years of experience in the electrical industry holding a master electrician license, an electrical inspector and electrical plan reviewer registration in the State of Michigan. He taught electrical apprentices for 10 years in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s electrical apprentice program. For 11 years, Dean, was an electrical inspector for the State of Michigan, and 5 years as the Chief of the Electrical Division within the Bureau of Construction Codes at the State of Michigan. At the State of Michigan Dean was charged with enforcing the laws, rules and codes governing electrical installations and licensing within the jurisdictional boundaries of the State of Michigan.