John L. Bryan, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland's (UMD) Department of Fire Protection Engineering, has passed away. Dr. Bryan served as Chair and Professor of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering from the establishment of the department in 1956 until his retirement from the University in 1993. Since 1966, Dr. Bryan served on NFPA technical committees, including the Building Code/Life Safety Code Means of Egress and Life Safety Code correlating committees. A longstanding member of NFPA’s Board of Directors and Standards Council, Dr. Bryan was elected chair during his tenure in both groups.
Manny Ehrlich has been appointed as a member to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Mr. Ehrlich has been a member of NFPA's Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel since 1994. The committee is responsible for NFPA 472, 473, 475 and 1072.
William J. McCammon, Treasurer of NFPA’s Board of Directors, died in his sleep on October 13, 2014. Chief McCammon was appointed to the board for a 3-year term at NFPA’s Annual Meeting in June 2009, then was re-elected in June 2012 for a second 3-year term. During his tenure as an NFPA board member, he had served on the Governance, Executive, Finance, Compensation and Scholarship Committees. As Treasurer, he had chaired the Finance and Compensation committees. Chief McCammon also served on NFPA’s Wildland Advisory Committee.
John “Jack” W. Poole, III, Principal at Poole Fire Protection located in Olathe, Kansas, was one of the inaugural recipients of the Glenn L. Martin Medal given by the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering. Mr. Poole is a member of several NFPA technical committees including Subterranean Spaces (where he serves as Chair), Airport Facilities, Notification Appliances, Helicopter Facilities, Marinas and Boatyards, Health Care Emergency Management and Security, and Electronic Computer Systems.
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