Each month IFCPP chooses a member that exemplifies what being an outstanding cultural property security professional is all about. From these excellent candidates we will choose our annual IFCPP Security Professional of the Year Award recipient. See past Featured Members here.
Nick Artim PE, CIPT, CIPI currently serves as the director of the Heritage Protection Group, a Middlebury, Vermont based collaborative of fire protection and security consultants and engineers that specialize in the protection of unique, specialized and heritage facilities. With more than thirty years of fire protection engineering experience his projects have included sites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Bermuda, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Russia. His clients have included the United States National Park Service, California Department of Water Resources, New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation, President Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the National Library of Ireland, the United States Marine Corps, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Prior to founding the Fire Safety Network, he was the Chief Fire Protection Engineer for the Architect of the United States Capitol where he was responsible for fire and life safety at the U.S Capitol Complex. These buildings included the Capitol Building, Congressional Office Buildings, Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Botanical Garden. He also served as a professional fire fighter for the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Fire and Rescue Services. Nick is a registered fire protection engineer in several states. He has a formal education consisting of an Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection Technology from the State University of New York and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Fire Protection from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the National Fire Protection Association, the Association for Preservation Technologies (APT) and the International Association of Museum Facilities Administrators (IAMFA).
He serves as a principal committee member on National Fire Protection Association Committee on the Protection of Cultural Resources, which produces document #909, Standard for the Protection of Cultural Resources. He is the past task group chairman on NFPA #914, Protection of Historic Buildings. Nick serves as an Advisor Board member, regular instructor, and Fire Protection Advisor for IFCPP.