Jean Blanc is an associate electrical engineer with the National Fire Protection Association. He holds a B. S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He assists in the development of the National Electrical Code® and provides advisory services on technical questions. He is a frequent contributor to necplus, the most current, and comprehensive web-based resource on the NEC. He is also an active member of IAEI and IEEE (GOLD Committee), and represents NFPA on several UL Standard Technical Panels.