Special Achievements and Committee Service honored by NFPA

Published on June 2, 2008
Awards presented at World Safety Conference & Exposition®

June 2, 2008 – 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 17 individuals at the World Safety Conference & Exposition ® taking place this week in Las Vegas.

2008 Recipients for Special Achievement Award

William Conner
Bill Conner Associates LLC
Oak Park, IL

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
    • Assembly Occupancies and Membrane Structures (1987 – Present)
    • Assembly and Educational Occupancies (1987 – 1996)
    • Technical Committee on Fire Doors and Windows (2003 – Present)

Wayne D. Moore
Hughes Associates, Inc.
Warwick, RI

  • Technical Committees on:
    • Uniform Fire Code™ (1992 – Present)
    • Cultural Resources (1992 – Present)
    • Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems (1993 – Present), (Chair from 1993 – 1998)
    • Premises Security (2002 – Present, and Chair since 2003)
    • Emergency Communication Systems (2007 as Chair – Present)
    • Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (1992 – 1995)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property, (1995 – Present), (Chair from 1998 – 2006)
    • Life Safety Code (2007 – Present)
    • Standards Council (1997 – 1998)
    • National Electrical Code®, Panel 20 (2005 – 2007)

Vicki O'Neil
State of Florida 
Tallahassee, FL

  • Technical Committee on Liquefied Petroleum Gases (1998 – Present)

LydiaA. Butterworth (Posthumously)
Smithsonian Institute
Frederick, MD

  • Technical Committees on:
    • Fire Safety Symbols (1988 – 1999), (Chair from 1988 – 1997)
    • Smoke Management Systems (2001 – 2006)
    • Standards Council (2005 – 2006)

William E. Fitch
Phyrefish Enterprises, Inc.
Miami, FL   

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
    • Assembly Occupancies and Membrane Structures (1991 – Present)
    • Furnishings and Contents (1991 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Fire Tests (1993 – Present, and Chair since 2001)
    • Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings (1991 – 2004)
    • Materials (2000 – 2005)
    • Tents and Membrane Structures (1987 – 1996)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Building Code (1991 – Present)
    • Safety to Life (1991 – Present)

Ralph Gerdes
Ralph Gerdes Consultants, LLC
Indianapolis, IN   

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
    • Fire Protection Features (1986 – Present)
    • Residential Occupancies (1987 – Present)
    • Assembly Occupancies and Membrane Structures (1997 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – Present)
    • Materials (2000 – 2006)
    • Automatic Sprinklers (1995 – 1997)
    • Tents and Membrane Structures (1986 – 1996)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Building Code (2005 – Present)
    • Safety to Life (2000 – Present)
    • Standards Council (2005 – Present)

Morgan J. Hurley
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Bethesda, MD

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Fundamentals (1998 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Fire Risk Assessment Methods (2000 – Present)
    • Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems (1993 – 1998)
    • Shipbuilding, Repair and Lay-Up (1993 – 1998)
    • Merchant Vessels (1994 – 1998)
    • Carbon Dioxide (1994 – 1998)
    • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – 1998)
    • Automatic Sprinklers (1996 – 1997)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Building Code (2005 – Present)
    • Safety to Life (2000 – Present)

Kenneth E. Isman
National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc.
Patterson, NY   

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
    • Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment (1987 – Present)
    • Residential Occupancies (1987 – Present)
    • Detention and Correctional Occupancies (1991 – Present)
    • Board and Care Facilities (1996 – Present)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Water Tanks (1998 – Present)
    • Fire Pumps (1990 – Present)
    • Aerosol Products (1991 – Present)
    • Water-Cooling Towers (1993 – Present)
    • Residential Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)
    • Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (2007 – Present)
    • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Systems (1991 – 2000)
    • Rack Storage (1991 – 1999)
    • Automatic Sprinklers (1992 – 1997)
    • General Storage (1992 – 2003)
    • Safety to Life, Means of Egress (1992 – 1999)
    • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – 2007)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1997 – Present)
    • Safety to Life (2003 – Present)
    • Building Code (2000 – 2003)
    • Standards Council (2000 – 2006)

Philip R. Jose
Guilderland, NY   

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committees on:
    • Board and Care Facilities (1987 – Present, and Chair since 2001)
    • Health Care Occupancies (2001 – 2004)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Air Conditioning (1990 – 2004)
    • Safety to Life, Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (2002 – 2004)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Safety to Life (2001 – Present)
    • Building Code (2005 – Present)

Joshy Paul Kallungal
Aurora, Ontario, Canada   

  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:
    • Operations (1980 – 2006)
    • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1980 – 2006)
    • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (2002 – 2006)
    • Technical Committee on Public Fire Service Organization and Operation (1992 – 1995)

Richard L. Klinker
Klinker & Associates, Inc.
Gambrills, MD

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment (1981 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Safety to Life (2000 – Present)
    • Building Code (2005 – Present)

Daniel J. O'Connor
Schirmer Engineering Corporation
Glenview, IL

  • Technical Committees on:
    • Emergency Power Supplies (1984 – Present)
    • Initiating Devices for Fire Alarm Systems (1990 – Present)
    • Building Code/Life Safety Code, Health Care Occupancies (1991 – Present, and Chair since 2000)
    • Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings (1992 – Present)
    • Telecommunications (1997 – Present)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Safety to Life (2000 – Present)
    • Building Code (2000 – Present)

Anthony M. Ordile
Loss Control Associates, Inc.
Langhorne, PA

  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:
    • Operations (1993 – Present)
    • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (1993 – Present)
    • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1993 – Present), (Chair from 1996 – 2006)
  • Technical Committees on:
    • Hazardous Chemicals (1993 – Present)
    • Building Code/Life Safety Code, Industrial, Storage, and Miscellaneous Occupancies (2003 – Present)
    • Technical Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (1996 – 2006)

Lawrence G. Perry
Building Owners & Managers Association Int’l.
Silver Spring, MD

  • Technical Correlating Committee on Safety to Life (1993 – Present)
  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Mercantile and Business Occupancies (1993 – Present)
  • Building Code, Technical Committee on Building Systems (2000 – 2004), (Chair from     2000 – 2002)

Ed Schultz
Code Consultants, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Mercantile and Business Occupancies (1973 – Present), (Chair from 1997 – 2005)
  • Technical Correlating Committees on:
    • Safety to Life (1973 – 2005)
    • Building Code (2005)

Leslie Strull
The RJA Group, Inc.
New York, NY

  • Building Code/Life Safety Code Technical Committee on Means of Egress (1973 – Present)
  • Safety to Life, Technical Committee on Assembly and Educational Occupancies (1991 – 1996)

Jerry Wooldridge
Reedy Creek Improvement District
Lake Buena Vista, FL

  • Technical Correlating Committee on Building Code (2000 as Chair – Present)

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