Tom Brown of Rolf Jensen & Associates, passed away on April 19 in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Brown was a member of six NFPA Technical Committees: Automatic Sprinkler Systems; Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria; Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems; Initiating Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems; Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems; and Standpipes, of which he was Chair. He was President and Life member of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. Mr. Brown was also a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.
Stanley S. Grossel, long-time member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Explosion Protection Systems, died Sunday March 16. Stan served on this Technical Committee since 1983. Stan was employed as a chemical process safety engineer by Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals until his retirement, whereupon he became a consultant in process safety design.
Richard F. Schwab, a life member of NFPA since 1959, passed away in March. Mr. Schwab served on several NFPA Technical Committees, including: Correlating Committee on Chemicals and Explosives (1970-1977); Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres (1969-2010) (Chair 1991-2001); Explosion Protection Systems (1991-2003); Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases (1998-2010); Hazardous Chemical Reactions (1967-1977) (Chair 1970-1977); and Laboratories Using Chemicals (1974-1976). He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was a founding member of the AIChE Safety and Health Division and was active in their Loss Prevention Symposium Programming Committee.
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