Roland Huggins, P.E. is the Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services for the American Fire Sprinkler Association. As part of the executive team he provides guidance on external operations regarding technical elements within the industry. His primary roles include defining technical positions for AFSA, directing the effort to improve the NFPA standards that drive the installation and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems covering 28 NFPA standards and 38 representatives, as well as oversight on all technical services in support of AFSA members.
Roland is a graduate of the University of Maryland and registered in Fire Protection Engineering. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has served on the NFPA Standards Council, and is a member of multiple NFPA technical committees. Other NFPA activities have included participating on the editing of the Sprinkler Handbook and the Fire Protection Handbook. His national activities involve the NFPA Research Foundation, UL Standard Technical Panels, and NICET. Additionally, Roland is a proud United States military veteran.