Special Achievement (1) and Committee Service (13) honored by NFPA

Published on June 8, 2012

Awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo

June 11, 2012 – 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 14 individuals at the NFPA Conference & Expo taking place this week in Las Vegas.

2012 Recipient for Special Achievement Award

Maurice M. Pilette
Mechanical Designs Ltd.
Natick, MA

Technical Committees on:

  • Commissioning and Integrated Testing (2011 as Chair – present)
  • Commissioning and Integrated Testing (2007 as Chair – 2011)
  • Airport Facilities (1993 – present)
  • Road Tunnel and Highway Fire Protection (1991 – present)
  • Standpipes (1990 – present, Chair 1996 – 2006)

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

  • Single- and Multiple-Station Alarms and Household Fire Alarm Systems (2009 – present)
  • Notification Appliances for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (1993 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (2006 – present)

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Residential Sprinkler Systems (1998 – present, Chair since 2006)
  • Foam-Water Sprinklers (1993 – present)

Professional Qualifications Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications (1991 – present)

Committee Service Award 2006

2012 Recipients for Committee Service Awards

Jesse J. Beitel
Hughes Associates, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Technical Committees on:

  • Exposure Fire Protection (2005 – present)
  • Air Conditioning (1999 – present)
  • Fire Tests (1980 – present, Chair 1990 – 2001)

Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committees on:

  • Structures, Construction, and Materials (2006 – present)
  • Building Construction (2003 – present)

Special Achievement Award 2002

Kerry M. Bell
UL LLC
Northbrook, IL

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1997 – present)

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Residential Sprinkler Systems (2004 – present)
  • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (2004 – present)
  • Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (1997 – present)
  • Private Water Supply Piping Systems (1985 – 2001)

Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Pumps (1990 – 2000 and 2004 – present)
  • Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems (2004 – present)
  • Water Spray Fixed Systems (2004 as Chair – present)
  • Merchant Vessels (1994 – present)
  • Electronic Computer Systems (1993 – present)
  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (1991 – present)
  • Forest and Rural Fire Protection (2004 – 2010)
  • General Storage (1997 – 2003)
  • Halon Alternative Protection Options (1991 – 1999)
  • Automatic Sprinklers (1990 – 1997)
  • Halogenated Fire Extinguishing Systems (1985 – 2000)
  • Carbon Dioxide (1984 – 2000)

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

  • Board and Care Facilities (1993 – present)
  • NFPA Standards Council (2005 – present)

Glenn P. Benarick
Aiken, SC

Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health (1992 – 2012, Chair 2002 - 2012)
  • Hazardous Materials Response Personnel (1987 – 2005)
  • NFPA Standards Council (1999 – 2004)

Randall K. Bradley
Moraga-Orinda Fire District
Orinda, CA

Technical Committees on:

  • Forest and Rural Fire Protection (1992 – present, Chair since 2003)
  • Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (2006 – 2008)
  • NFPA Standards Council (2012 – present)

H. Landis Floyd
The DuPont Company
Wilmington, DE

National Electrical Code®

  • Code-Making Panel 1 (1990 – present)

Walter L. Frank
Frank Risk Solutions, Inc.
Wilmington, DE

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Combustible Dusts (2011 – present)

Combustible Dusts Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts (2011 – present)
  • Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases (1994 – present, Chair since 2003)

Technical Committees on:

  • Explosion Protection Systems (1995 – 1997)
  • Handling and Conveying of Dusts, Vapors, and Gases (1994 – 1997)

Rob J. Friberg
Liberty Mutual Property
Schofield, WI

Technical Committees on:

  • Finishing Processes (2001 – present)
  • Aerosol Products (2010 – present)

James E. Golinveaux
Tyco Fire Suppression & Building Products
Cranston, RI

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

  • Industrial, Storage, and Miscellaneous Occupancies (2000 – present)

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (1997 – present)
  • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1997 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Garages and Parking Structures (1992 – present)
  • Airport Facilities (1994 – 1996)
  • General Storage (1992 – 1998)
  • Automatic Sprinklers (1995 – 1997)

Paul S. Hamer
Chevron Energy Research & Technology
Richmond, CA

Technical Committees on:

  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace (1997 – 2010)

National Electrical Code®

  • Code-Making Panel 11 (1996 – 2011)
  • Lightning Protection (1985 – 1999)

Kenneth W. Linder
Swiss Re
Windsor, CT

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria (2006 – present, Chair 2006 – 2012)
  • Sprinkler System Installation Criteria (1984 – present, Chair 1997 – 2006)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (1997 – present, Chair since 2012)

Technical Committees on:

  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (1990 – present, Chair 1998 – 2008)
  • Water Spray Fixed Systems (1987 – present)
  • Automatic Sprinklers (1984 – 1997)
  • Fire Risk Assessment Methods (2003 – 2005)
  • Standpipes (1987 – 2001)

Michael W. St. Clair
Ostrander, OH

Technical Committees on:

  • Laboratories Using Chemicals (1996 – present)
  • Industrial and Medical Gases (1994 – present, Chair since 2003)

Bruce H. Varner
Goodyear, AZ

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (1994 – present)

Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment Technical Committees on:

  • Electronic Safety Equipment (2002 as Chair – present)
  • Protective Equipment for Fire Fighters (1984 – 1993)
  • Proximity Protective Clothing (1988 as acting Chair – Chair in 1993)

Rodger Reiswig
Tyco/SimplexGrinnell
Apopka, FL

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Health Care Facilities (2012 – present)
  • Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property (2007 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Commissioning and Integrated Testing (2011 – present)
  • Fire Risk Assessment Methods (2010 – present)
  • Telecommunications (2007 – present)
  • Premises Security (2007 – present

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

  • Fundamentals (2010 – present)
  • Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment (2008 – present)

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

  • Carbon Monoxide Detection (2009 – present)
  • Supervising Station Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (2007 – present)
  • Emergency Communication Systems (2007 – present)

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