Nick Barilo is a licensed fire protection engineer having over 30 years of experience. He has dedicated his career to reducing risks to personnel and property and has performed fire hazard and risk analyses; provided fire protection engineering consultation and oversight for high-risk facilities; designed and engineered fire protection and life safety systems; and participated in fire investigations.
He attained a Professional Engineering license in fire protection in 2003. Nick has served on the NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technologies Code committee since its inception in 2006. He was instrumental in organizing the first eight chapters of the initial release of the Code in 2011 and continues to be an active member. Nick joined the Hydrogen Safety Panel in 2007 and has served as program manager for hydrogen safety supporting the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program since 2012. During his service on the Panel, Nick has participated in safety plan reviews and site evaluations; assisted in the development of the Hydrogen Safety Best Practices manual; and contributed technical expertise to numerous Panel initiatives. As program manager Nick directs activities for the Hydrogen Safety Panel, safety knowledge dissemination and first responder training tasks, including development of the hydrogen tools portal (http://h2tools.org). Nick has authored papers and journal articles, and has presented both nationally and internationally on hydrogen safety.