April 13, 2012 – The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), United States of America Branch, has recognized Casey Grant, P.E., of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) with the grade of “Fellow in the Institution,” which is the highest level of membership given by IFE. The grade of Fellow also represents one of the top degrees of authority within the fire engineering community. The Foundation is the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Grant, the research director for the Fire Protection Research Foundation, is responsible for a wide-range of research projects that support NFPA’s mission, including activities directly related to the fire service community. He received his Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.
To become eligible for a Fellow membership, IFE members must demonstrate successful leadership, outstanding service or contribution to the fire engineering profession. Such contributions include work in the areas of science, technology, psychology and physiology, management and law. Recipients are awarded diplomas recognizing their professional accomplishments.
NFPA’s Gary Keith, vice president of Field Operations and Education, and Russell Sanders, director of the Central Regional Office for NFPA, were also awarded the distinction of Fellow.
IFE represents the leading fire service and engineering professionals with over 60 branches and 11,000 members worldwide.
About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
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