Special Achievements (3) and Committee Service (9) honored by NFPA

Awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo®

June 13, 2013 – 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 12 individuals at the NFPA Conference & Expo taking place this week in Chicago.

2013 Recipients for Special Achievement Award

William E. Peterson
Plano, TX

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Professional Qualifications (1990 – present; Chair since 2009)

Professional Qualifications Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner Professional Qualifications (1984 – present; Chair 1990 – 2000)

Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Service Training (1977 – present; Chair 2001-2011)
  • Fire Service Organization and Deployment (1995 – 1998)

Committee Service Award 2001

NFPA Standards Council (1993 – 1998)

Board of Directors Committee on Paul C. Lamb Award (1996 – 1999)

Joseph M. Jardin
New York City Fire Department
Hauppauge, NY

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

  • Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment (1991 – present; Chair since 2009)
  • Residential Occupancies (1991 – 2000; Chair 1994 – 2000)

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Building Construction and Safety Code® (2000 – present)
  • Life Safety Code® (2009 – present)
  • Life Safety Code®:

Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (1991 – 2004)

NFPA Standards Council (2005 – 2011)

Dr. Shane M. Clary
Bay Alarm Company
Pacheco, CA

Technical Correlating Committees on:

  • Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and property (2003 – 2013)
  • Life Safety Code® (2007 – present)

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

  • Protected Premises Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (1993 – present)
  • Fundamentals of Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems (2003 – present; Chair 2003 – 2013)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection (2005 – present)

Building Construction and Safety Code® Technical Committee on:

  • Building Systems (2000 – present)
  • National Electrical Code®:
  • Code-Making Panel 3 (2002 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Premises Security (2001 – present)
  • Fire Code (2005 – present)
  • Cultural Resources (2006 – present)
  • Fire Risk Assessment Methods (2010 – present)
  • Commissioning and Integrated Testing (2007 – present)

NFPA Standards Council (2006 – 2011)

James B. Biggins
Global Risk Consultants, Corp.
Manhattan, IL

Technical Committees on:

  • Internal Combustion Engines (1992 – present; Chair 1993 - 2003)
  • Fire Protection for Nuclear Facilities (1990 – 2011)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (2006 – present)

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committees on:

  • Private Water Supply Piping Systems (1996 – present; Chair 2006 – 2010)
  • Hanging and Bracing of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (1998 – present; Chair since 2010)

Richard W. Carlson
Okolona Fire Department
Louisville, KY

Professional Qualifications Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner Professional Qualifications (1991 – present; Chair since 2003)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Professional Qualifications (2003 – present)

Lawrence M. Krasner
Medfield, MA

Technical Committees on:

  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (1973 – present; Chair 1996 – 1997)
  • Airport Facilities (1975 – present; Chair 1982 – 1997)

Joseph N. Saino
Memphis, TN

Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Doors and Windows (1973 – present)

Michael A. Wieder
Fire Protection Publications
Stillwater, OK

Professional Qualifications Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (1990 – present)
  • Incident Management Personnel Professional Qualifications (2003 as Chair – present)
  • Traffic Control Management Professional Qualifications (2010 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • Professional Qualifications (2003 – present)

Technical Committee on:

  • Fire Service Training (2001 – 2004)

Scott Cline
McMurtrey Electric, Inc.
Monterey Park, CA

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 6 (2005 as Chair – present)
  • Code-Making Panel 12 (1997 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 20 (1997 – 2002)
  • Code-Making Panel 10 (2002 – 2005)

Timothy M. Croushore
FirstEnergy Technologies
Greensburg, PA

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 3 (1993 – 1996)
  • Code-Making Panel 9 (1993 – 2005; Chair 1998 – 2005)
  • Code-Making Panel 12 (as Chair in 2005 – present)

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • National Electrical Code® (1998)

Technical Committee on:

  • Electrical Equipment Maintenance (1999 – 2008)

William R. Drake
Actuant Electrical
Fairfield, CA

Technical Correlating Committee on:

  • National Electrical Code® (1988 – present)

Leslie Sabin-Mercado
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
San Diego, CA

National Electrical Code®:

  • Code-Making Panel 19 (1993; Chair 2005 – present)
  • Code-Making Panel 20 (2005 – 2007)

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