September 30, 2008 – Olin Greene, the recently retired southern regional manager of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), was recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM). The newly created NASFM Olin Greene Fire Prevention Award was presented to Greene at the 2008 NASFM Annual Conference in honor of his dedicated career in fire prevention and the substantial work he has done to champion this cause.
“NASFM was honored to create an award that recognizes Olin’s unwavering dedication to fire prevention and public safety,” said John C. Dean, immediate past president of NASFM. “May all future recipients of the NASFM Olin Greene Fire Prevention Award fully understand and appreciate the advances made in fire prevention because of the man for which it is named.”
Greene has been involved in the fire service for more than 40 years and recently retired from his position at NFPA. Prior to joining NFPA in 1993, he was the U.S. Fire Administrator. In that role, Greene managed the fire administration, and supervised and directed the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He was a firefighter for several years, and has held the position of state fire marshal in both Florida and Oregon.
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