Kara is currently the Division Chief of Administration and Prevention for the Elizabeth Fire Protection District. She has worked for the district over 16 years and has various responsibilities in the prevention division and overall administration of the department. She serves on the NFPA 855 committee and helped develop the first version of NFPA 855. She also sits on the UL 9540A Standards Technical Panel. This panels deal with the standard for test method for evaluating thermal runaway fire propagation in battery energy storage systems.