NFPA honors special achievements and service with awards presented at World Safety Conf Expo

Published on June 2, 2006
June 4, 2006 Each year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 35 individuals at the World Safety Conference & Exposition ® taking place in Orlando this week.

2006 WINNERS FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Algirdas Underys
A. Finkl & Sons Inc., Chicago, IL
Technical Committee on Ovens and Furnaces (1988 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

Harold D. Hicks, Jr.
Atlantic Code Consultants, Murrysville, PA
Technical Committee on Fire Doors and Windows (1994 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

2006 WINNERS FOR COMMITTEE SERVICE AWARDS

Art Black
Carmel Fire Department, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Technical Committees on:
Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems (1990 – Present, and Chair since 1998)
Carbon Monoxide Detection (1996 as Chair – Present)
Cultural Resources (2001 – 2003)
Technical Correlating Committee on Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property (1992 – Present)

Edward K. Budnick
Hughes Associates, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Fire Protection Features (1988 – Present
Technical Committees on:
Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (1995 – Present)
Fixed Guideway Transit Systems (2000 – 2002)
Residential Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)
Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (1997 as Chair – Present)
Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – Present)
Technical Correlating Committee on Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)

Gene P. Carlson
VFIS/Glatfelter Insurance Group, York, PA
Technical Committees on:
Fire Department Apparatus (1997 – 2006)
Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (1990 – 1995)
Fire Service Training (1984 – 2006)
Hazardous Materials Response Personnel (1986 – 2006)
Technical Correlating Committee on Professional Qualifications (1990 – 1993)

Daniel L. Churchward
Kodiak Enterprises, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Technical Committees on:
Fire Investigations (1985 – Present, and Chair since 1996)
Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications (1993 – 2003)

Dennis Collins
Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
Technical Committee on Cleanrooms (1988 – 2002)

Robert E. Duke
Fire Control Incorporated, Wheeling, IL
Automatic Sprinkler Committee (1980 – 1997)
Technical Committee on Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – Present)

Richard M. Duffy
International Association of Fire Fighters, Washington, DC
Technical Committees on:
Fire and Emergency Service Organization and Deployment – Career (1999 – Present)
Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health (1985 – 1993)
Hazardous Materials Response Personnel (1988)
Technical Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (1982 – Present) (Chair from 1984-1993 and 1994 – Present)

Mike Gorham
Northwest Gas Company, Grand Rapids, MN
National Fuel Gas Code Committee (1991 – Present) (Chair 1997 – 2006)

Raymond A. Grill
Arup Fire (prior to August 2005, he was with The RJA Group), Washington, DC
Building Code/Structures & Construction (2000 – 2005)
Signaling System Fundamentals (1983 – 2005) (chair from 1993-2003)
Technical Committees on:
General Storage (1985 – 1995)
Motion Picture & Television Industry (1993 – 2005)
Notification Appliances for Fire Alarm Systems (2003 as chair – Present)
Premises Security (2001 – 2005)
Protected Premises (1990 – 1998)
Rack Storage (1986 – 1995)
Technical Correlating Committees on:
Automatic Sprinklers (1997 – Present)
Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property (1995 – Present)
Uniform Fire Code (2000 – 2005)

Richard A. Hoffmann
Hoffmann & Feige, Brewster, NY
Technical Committees on:
Liquefied Natural Gas (1979 – Present) (Chair since 1996)
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (1990 – Present)
LP-Gases at Utility Gas Plants (1993 – Present)
Vehicular Aternative Fuel Systems (1987 – 2005)

Dr. William F. Jenaway
VFIS, Incorporated (prior to 2001, he was with Reliance Insurance), King of Prussia, PA
Technical Committees on:
Emergency Service Organization Risk Management (1996 as Chair – Present)
Fire Doors and Windows (1984)
Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (1990 – 1991)
Fire Investigations (1985 – 1988)

Garr M. Jones
Brown and Caldwell, San Diego, CA
Technical Committees on:
Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (1994)
Wastewater Treatment Plants (1984 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

Edward J. Kaminski
Schirmer Engineering Corporation, Las Vegas, NV
Technical Committees on:
Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (1991 – Present, and Chair since 2001)
Exposure Fire Protection (1991 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

Dr. John H. Klote
Fire and Smoke Consulting, Leesburg, VA
Technical Committees on:
Air Conditioning (1978 – 1997)
Fixed Guideway Transit Systems (1997)
Smoke Management Systems (1986 – Present)
Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Means of Egress (1992 – 1997)

Michael Kluttz
Robert & Company, Atlanta, GA
Technical Committee on Airport Facilities (1987 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

George E. Laverick
Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Northbrook, IL
Technical Committees on:
Aerosol Extinguishing Technology (2004 – Present)
Carbon Dioxide (2004 – 2005)
Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (2004 – Present)
Fire Hose (2005 – Present) (and 1994 – 2000)
Foam (2004 – Present)
Foam-Water Sprinklers (2004 – Present)
Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2005 – Present)
Halon Alternative Protection Options 2004 – 2005)
Hanging and Bracing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (1997–2000 and 2004 – Present)
Inspecting, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (1991 – Present)
Private Water Supply Piping Systems (2004 – Present)
Portable Fire Extinguishers (2004 – Present)
Rack Storage (1983 – 1999)
Residential Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)
Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – Present)
Standpipes (1985 – Present)
Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation (2004 – Present)
Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems (1993 – Present)
Water Spray Fixed Systems (1985 – Present)
Technical Correlating Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1984 – Present)

Michael J. Madden
Hughes Associates, Inc. (prior to June 2005, he was with Gage-Babcock & Associates), Irvine, CA
Technical Committees on:
Aerosol Products (1988 – Present, and Chair since 1996)
Foam-Water Sprinklers (1992 – 2001)
Hanging and Bracing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2002 – Present)
Telecommunications (1997 – 2005)

Daniel Madrzykowski
US National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
Means of Egress (1991 – 1999)
Mercantile and Business Occupancies (1991 – 1999)
Technical Committees on:
Fire Investigations (2004 – Present)
Forest and Rural Fire Protection (1996 – 2005)
Residential Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)
Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (1997 – Present)
Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems (1994 – Present)
Technical Correlating Committees on:
Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1992 – Present)
Life Safety Code (1996 – 1999)

Gregory R. Miller
Code Consultants, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Life Safety Code/Building Code Technical Committee on Assembly Occupancies and Membrane Structures (1991- Present)
Technical Committees on:
Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings (2004 – Present)
Smoke Management Systems (1986 – Present)

Larry J. Moore
FM Global, Golden, CO
Technical Committees on:
Combustible Metals and Metal Dusts (1985 – 2001)
Fundamentals (1985 – 1992)
Mining Facilities (1988 – Present, and Chair since 1996)
Wood and Cellulosic Materials Processing (1985 – 1992)

Richard E. Morris
Town of East Lyme, Fire Marshals Office, East Lyme, CT
Technical Committee on Marinas and Boatyards (1992 – Present, and Chair since 1997)

Hugh O. Nash, Jr.
Nash Lipsey Burch, LLC, Nashville, TN
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Electrical Systems (1988 – Present) (Chair from 1997 – 2005)
National Electrical Code Panel 15 (2002 – Present)
National Electrical Code Panel 17 (1980 – 2002)
Technical Committee on Emergency Power Supplies (2002 – Present)

Kirk Owen
Plano Fire Department, Plano, TX
Technical Committee on Structural & Proximity Fire Fighter Protective Clothing & Equipment (1990 – Present, and Chair since 1995)Technical Correlating Committee on Fire & Emergency Services Protective Clothing & Equipment (1995 – Present)

Russell Phillips
Russell Phillips & Associates, Inc., Rochester, NY
Technical Committee on Health Care Emergency Management (1994 – Present) (Chair from 1997 – 2005)

Maurice M. Pilette
Mechanical Designs Ltd., Natick, MA
Technical Committees on:
Airport Facilities (1993 – Present)
Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (1991 – Present)
Foam-Water Sprinklers (1993 – Present)
Notification Appliances for Fire Alarm Systems (1993 – Present)
Residential Sprinkler Systems (1998 – Present)
Road Tunnel and Highway Fire Protection (1991 – Present)
Standpipes (1990 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

David A. Quadrini
Dallas, TX
Technical Committee on Cleanrooms (1997 as Chair – Present)

LawrenceS. Sandler
US Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco, CA
Technical Committee on Health Care Facilities Electrical Systems (1982 – Present) (Chair from 1995 – 2005)

Lee M. Sargent
Todd & Sargent, Inc., Ames, IA
Technical Committee on Argricultural Dusta (1993 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

Bill Sheppard
General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI
Technical Committees on:
Hanging and Bracing of Water Based Fire Protection Systems (1997 as Chair – 2001)
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (1990 – Present)
Ovens and Furnaces (1980 – Present)
Private Water Supply Piping Systems (1984 – Present, and Chair since 1996)
Technical Correlating Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)

Brooke B. Smith, Jr.
Aspen Engineering Inc., Woodland Park, CO
Technical Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (1982 – Present)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:
Operations (1982 – Present)
Tank Storage and Piping Systems (1982 – Present, and Chair since 1996)

C. Charles Snow, Jr.
3M Company, St. Paul, MN
Technical Committee on Static Electricity (1992 – Present, and Chair since 1996)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:
Fundamentals (as Chair from 1994 – 1996)
Operations (1992 – 2002)
Storage and Warehousing of Contianers and Portable Tanks (1992 – 2002)

Thomas R. Wood
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services, Boca Raton, FL
Technical Committee on Fire Safety and Emergency Services (1988 – Present, and Chair since 1997)

Wilbur T. Workman
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, San Antonio, TX
Technical Committee on Health Care Hyperbaric and Hypobaric Facilities (1984 – Present) (Chair from 1996 – 2005)

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