Special Achievements 3 and Committee Service 14 honored by NFPA

Published on June 10, 2011
Awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo

June 12, 2011 – Every 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 NFPA Conference & Expo taking place this week in Boston.

2011 Recipients for Special Achievement Award

Thomas R. Crane
Crane Engineering
Plymouth, MN
Technical Committee on:

  • National Fuel Gas Code (1998 – present, Chair since 2009)

William Jackson
Lanark, Scotland|
Technical Committee on:

  • Cultural Resources (1992 – present)

James K. Lathrop
Koffel Associates, Inc.
Niantic, CT
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on:

  • Fundamentals (2009 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Pyrotechnics (2003 as Chair – 2011)
  • Fire Code (2000 – present)
  • Fire Tests (1999 – present)

Life Safety Code® and Building and Construction Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Furnishings and Contents (2002 – present)
  • Fundamentals (1995 – present)
  • Means of Egress (1992 – present, Chair since 2005)
  • Residential Occupancies (1992 – present, Chair 2001 – 2005)
  • Board and Care Facilities (1991 – present, Chair 2000 - 2001)

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Building Construction and Safety Code® (2005 – present)
  • Life Safety Code® (2000 – present)

2011 Recipients for Committee Service Award

Robert J. Barraclough - Posthumously
Plano, TX
Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Department Apparatus (1987 – 2011)

John F. Bender
Aberdeen, MD
Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Building Construction and Safety Code® (2007 – present)
  • Life Safety Code® (2007 – present)

Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Protection Features (1986 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Commissioning Fire Protection Systems (2008 – present)
  • Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems (1994 – 2007)
  • Fire Code (1989 – present)
  • Fixed Guideway Transit Systems (1989 – 2007)
  • NFPA Standards Council (2003 – 2006)

Bernhard G. Bischoff
UTC/Chemetron Fire Systems™
Matteson, IL
Technical Committees on:

  • Gas Process Safety (2011 – present)
  • Internal Combustion Engines (1997 – present)
  • Electric Generating Plants (1984 – present)
  • Electronic Computer Systems (1972 – present)

John F. Bloodgood
JFB Enterprises
Madison, WI
Technical Committee on:

  • Electrical Equipment of Industrial Machinery (1976 – present)

 Pat D. Brock
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (2009 – present)

Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Pumps (1996 – present)

Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment (1987 – present)

Walter A. Damon
Buffalo Grove, IL
Technical Committees on:

  • Marine Fire Fighting Vessels (1991 – present, Chair 1996 – 2004)
  • Fire Pumps (1991 – 2000)
  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (1990 – 2004)
  • Private Water Supply Piping Systems (1988 – 1996)
  • Standpipes (1986 – 2000)

Michael Earl Dillon
Dillon Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Long Beach, CA
Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Protection Features (1993 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Subterranean Spaces (1995 – present)
  • Smoke Management Systems (1989 – present)
  • Air Conditioning (1980 – present)

Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property Technical Committee on:

  • Initiating Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (1990 – present)

 Dr. Marcelo M. Hirschler
GBH International
Mill Valley, CA|
Technical Committees on:

  • Air Conditioning (2002 – present)
  • Fixed Guideway Transit Systems (2001 – present)
  • Merchant Vessels (1998 – present)
  • Fire Tests (1996 – present)
  • Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings (1991 – present, Chair since 2001)

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 15 (1993 – 2002)

Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committee on:

  • Furnishings and Contents (1991 – present)

John E. Kampmeyer
Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
Springfield, PA
Technical Committees on:

  • Commissioning Fire Protection Systems (2008 – present)
  • Smoke Management (1987 – present)
  • Building Construction and Safety Code® Correlating Committee (2000 – present)

Arthur A. Krawetz
Phoenix Chemical Laboratory, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Technical Committee on:

  • Classification of Properties of Hazardous Chemical Data (1979 – present)

Gary Robinson
Liberty Mutual Group
Loves Park, IL
Technical Committee on:

  • Classification of Properties of Hazardous Chemical Data (1991 – present, Chair since 2000)

Eric R. Rosenbaum
Hughes Associates, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Technical Committee on:

  • Alternative Approaches to Life Safety Code (2008 – present)

Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Protection Features (1998 – present, Chair since 2003)
  • Means of Egress (1995 – present)

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Building Construction and Safety Code® (2005 – present)
  • Life Safety Code® (2003 – present)

Jeffrey M. Shapiro
International Code Consultants
Austin, TX
Technical Committees on:

  • Hazardous Chemicals (2005 – 2008)
  • Industrial and Medical Gases (2003 – 2008)
  • Uniform Fire Code (2000 – 2008)
  • Standpipes (1988 – 2008)
  • Automotive and Marine Service Stations (1997 – 2005)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committee on:

  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (1997 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Building Construction and Safety Code® (2000 – 2002)

Life Safety Code® and Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Residential Occupancies (2000 – 2002)
  • Industrial, Storage, and Miscellaneous Occupancies (2000 – 2008)

James G. Stallcup
Grayboy, Inc.
North Richland Hills, TX
Technical Committees on:

  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace (1991 – present)
  • Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres (1991 – present, Chair since 2001)
  • Lightning Protection Systems (1994 – 1995)
  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance (1993 – 1997)

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 14 (1995 – 1998)

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