Special achievements and committee service honored by NFPA

Published on June 3, 2007

Awards presented at World Safety Conference & Exposition®

June 3, 2007 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 Bostonthis week.

2007 WINNERS FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Donald P. Bliss
National Infrastructure Institute
Portsmouth, NH 
Technical Committees on:
Cultural Resources (2004 – Present)
Emergency Management and Business Continuity (2006 – Present)
Uniform Fire Code™ (1998 – 2003), (Chair from 2000 – 2003)
National Electrical Code® – Panel 20 (2005 as Chair – Present)
NFPA Board of Directors (2003 – Present)

Lloyd W. Bokman
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Gahanna, OH 
Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity (1993 – Present), (Chair from 1998 – 2007)

Jim A. Crawford
VancouverFire Department
Vancouver, WA 
Technical Committees on:
Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications (2003 as Chair – Present)
Air Purifying Personal Respiratory Protective Escape Devices (1996 – 1999)
Technical Correlating Committee on Professional Qualifications (2003 – Present)

Dr. James A. Milke
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 
Technical Committees on:
Smoke Management (1987 – Present ), (Chair from 1997 – 2006)
Fire Tests (1982 – Present)
Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Means of Egress (1991 – Present)

Robert T. Wickham
Wickham Associates
Stratham, NH 
Technical Committees on:
Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2005 – Present)
Alternative Protection Options to Halon (1994 – 1995), (1999 – 2005)
Aerosol Extinguishing Technology (2002 as Chair – 2005)

Douglas M. Aiken
Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid
Laconia, NH 
Technical Committees on:
Public Fire Reporting Systems (1997 as Chair – Present)
Pubic Fire Service Communications (1992 – Present)
Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems (1990 – 1997)
Technical Correlating Committee on Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property (1997- Present)

James F. Barth
Huntington, VT 
Technical Committees on:
Protected Presmises Fire Alarm Systems (1981 – Present)
Laboratories (1997 – 2006)

Delwyn D. Bluhm
Institute for Physical Research & Technology
Ames, IA 
Technical Committee on Agricultural Dusts (1978 – Present)

Stephen E. Bush
Winchester, VA 
Technical Committee on Cultural Resources (1974 – Present)

Andre R. Cartal
Yardley, PA 
National Electrical Code® – Panel 12 (1981 – 2002), (2005 – Present)

Donald Cook
Shelby CountyDevelopment Services
Pelham, AL 
National Electrical Code® – Panel 14 (1993 – Present, and Chair since 1998)

James T. Dollard, Jr.
IBEW Local Union 98
Philadelphia, PA 
National Electrical Code® – Panel 10 (1997 – Present, and Chair since 1999)
Technical Committees on:
Air Conditioning (2004 – Present)
Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2005 – Present)

Mitchell Guthrie
Blanch, NC
Technical Committee on Lightning Protection (1980 – Present), (Chair from 1994-2005)

Wayne D. Holmes
HSB Professional Loss Control
Hartford, CT 
Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
Fire Protection Features (1996 – Present)
Industrial, Storage, and Miscellaneous Occupancies (1991 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
Mercantile and Business Occupancies (1996 – Present)
Technical Committees on:
Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (1980 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
Fire Doors and Windows (1992 – Present)
Fire Tests (1991 – 1997)
Technical Correlating Committees on:
Building Code (2005 – Present)
Life Safety Code (1998 – Present)

Bruce A. Hopkins
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Reston, VA 
Technical Committee on Recreational Vehicles (1981 – Present)
National Electrical Code® – Panel 19 (1990 – Present)

Jon C. Jones
Jon Jones & Associates
Lunenburg, MA 
Technical Committees on:
Industrial Fire Brigades Professional Qualifications (1997 as Chair – Present)
Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (1996 – Present)
Technical Correlating Committee on Professional Qualifications (1997 – Present)

Stephen G. Leeds
Livermore, CA 
Technical Committees on:
Electronic Computer Systems (1986 – 2006)
Water Mist Fire Protection Systems (1993 – 2006)
Laboratories Using Chemicals (1996 – 2006)
Construction and Demolition (1983 – 2006)

Thomas J. Lett
AlbuquerqueFire & Safety Associates
Rio Rancho, NM
Technical Committees on:
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (1974 – Present)
Airport Facilities (1974 – Present)

L. Bruce McClung
Electrical Safety Consulting Services, Inc.
Charleston, WV 
National Electrical Code® – Panel 6 (1975 – Present)
Technical Committee on Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces (1988 – 2001)

Danny L. McDaniel
Colonial WilliamsburgFoundation
Williamsburg, VA 
Technical Committee on Cultural Resources (1980  – Present), (Chair from 1992 – 2001)

Navin D. Mehta
US Department of Defense
Fort Belvoir, VA 
Technical Committees on:
Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1982 – Present)
Notification Appliances for Fire Alarm Systems (1998 – 2006)
Rack Storage (1989 – 1999)

John D. Minick
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Grand Prairie, TX 
National Electrical Code® – Panel 1 (1996 – Present, and Chair since 1998)

James M. Naughton
IBEW Local Union 103
Norwood, MA 
National Electrical Code®:
Panel 4 (2002 as Chair – Present)
Panel 11 (1997 – 2000)

Richard P. Owen
City of St. Paul, MN 
National Electrical Code®:
Technical Correlating Committee (2007 – Present)
Panel 3 (1996 – Present) , (Chair from 2002 – 2007)
Technical Committee on Air Conditioning (2003 – Present)

Phani K. Raj
Technology & Management Systems, Inc.
Burlington, MA 
Technical Committees on:
Liquefied Petroleum Gases (1982 – Present)
Liquefied Natural Gas (2005 – Present)
Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Industrial, Storage, and Miscellaneous Occupancies (2003 – Present)

Ray F. Reed
DallasFire-Rescue
Dallas, TX 
Technical Committees on:
Respiratory Protection Equipment (1996 – 2007), (Chair from 1997 – 2007)
Fire Service Protective Clothing and Equipment (1990 – 1993)
Technical Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (1996 – 2007)

Gary S. Santoro
Town of Wethersfield, CT 
Technical Committee on Public Emergency Service Communicaiton (1994 – Present, and Chair since 1997)

George H. St. Onge
Bernardsville, NJ 
Technical Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres (1975 – Present)

Harry Schildkraut
Schildkraut, Schroeder, Sedej & Assoiciates, Inc.
Hawthorn Woods, IL
Technical Committee on Venting Systems for Cooking Appliances (1979 – Present)

Jeffrey O. Stull
International Personnel Protection, Inc.
Austin, TX 
Technical Committees on:
Emergency Medical Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (1985 – Present)
Hazardous Materials Protective Clothing and Equipment (1985 – Present)
Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment (1985 – Present)
Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment (1985 – Present)
Wildland and Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment (2002 – Present)
Flash Fire Protective Garments (1999 – Present)
Technical Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (1995 – Present)

Richard B. Swartz
JP Morgan Chase & Company
New York, NY 
Technical Committee on Electronic Computer Systems (1981 – Present), (Chair from 1986 – 1996)

Ralph E. Transue
The RJA Group, Inc.
Chicago, IL 
Technical Committees on:
Telecommunications (1997 as Chair – Present)
Protective Premises Fire Alarm Systems (1990 – Present)
Emergency Power Supplies (1985 – 1993)
Investigation of Fires of Electrical Origin (1982 – 1985)
Air Conditioning (1979 – 1983)
Detection Devices (1976 – 1982)

Harry Verakis
US Department of Labor
Triadelphia, WV 
Technical Committees on:
Explosion Protection Systems (1977 – Present)
Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors and Gases (1974 – Present)

Klaus Wahle
US Coast Guard
Washington, DC 
Technical Committees on:
Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2005 – Present)
Foam (1988 – Present)
Portable Fire Extinguishers (1976 – Present)
Halon Alternative Protection Options (1999 – 2005)
Carbon Dioxide (1994 – 2005)
Halogenated Fire Extinguishing Systems (1976 – 2005)

James T. Wooters
Mizelle, Hodges and Associates Inc.
Atlanta, GA 
Technical Committee on Forest and Rural Fire Protection (1976 – Present)

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