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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented various Association awards to those demonstrating significant fire and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr life safety accomplishments.The 2004 Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts: The Bigglestone Award is presented annually to the authors of the most outstanding paper submitted to Fire Technology during the previous calendar year.

The award was presented to a team of eight authors for their paper "Early Warning Fire Detection System Using a Probabilistic Neural Network." The recipients are Susan Rose-Pehrsson, Sean Hart, Daniel Gottuk, Mark Wright and Jennifer Wong, of the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C. and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr Thomas Street, Frederick Williams, and Mark Hammond of Hughes Associates, Baltimore, Md.

Their paper was published in the second quarter 2003 issue of Fire Technology.Industrial Fire Protection Section Fire Prevention Week Contest: The award recognizes businesses that promote fire and related safety messages for employees and their communities in conjunction with local fire departments during Fire Prevention Week from the previous year. Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr

The Industrial Fire Protection Section presented its first place award for the second consecutive year to Tom Whalen, fire protection specialist representing Duke University and Health Systems. In addition to making educational presentations at Duke facilities, elementary schools and fire department open houses, Duke teamed up with the local fire department to conduct fire safety demonstrations to help educate children, adults, firefighters, architects, facility managers, fire inspectors and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr maintenance workers.

The 2004 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Award: The award is given yearly to a local fire department to support a fire and life safety education community-wide program or campaign. The award was presented to the Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue in Suffolk, Va. Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr

In collaboration with the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue will expand a fire safety education program for children and adults living in Section 8 rental assistance housing and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr public housing.

NFPA's Standards Medal:The Standards Medal is given for outstanding contributions to fire safety in the development of codes and standards and is the highest award given by the Standards Council. The medal was awarded to Gary Taylor, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr past chair of the NFPA Standards Council and current member of the NFPA board of directors.

Taylor is a partner in Taylor/Wagner Inc., a firm in Innisfil, Ontario, that provides fire protection consulting services, with expertise in special hazards. Taylor has contributed to the development of NFPA codes and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr standards for 25 years, and in his capacity as chair, he led the Standards Council through several unprecedented challenges, including the creation of the NFPA 5000‚®, Building Construction and Safety Code‚®.

He has published and lectured widely on special hazards, fire protection, halons and protection of the ozone layer. NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr and life safety to the public since 1896.

The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr education.

NFPA headquarters is located in Quincy, MA, USA. Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., FSFPE, of Washington, D.C., has been named executive director of the National Fire Protection Association's Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Foundation, an affiliate of NFPA, is a charitable, nonprofit, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr fire-research group.

Almand will be responsible for the Foundation's activities in support of its mission to provide practical, usable data on fire and building safety. Previously executive director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) in Bethesda, MD, a professional society representing 4,000 fire protection engineers in 53 chapters worldwide, Almand holds a master's in civil engineering from the University of Ottawa, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr and is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and a Fellow of the SFPE.

She is a past member of NFPA's board of directors and its Standards Council. In addition, Almand has held research and management positions with the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Academy of Sciences.

"We are delighted to have Kathleen on board," said James M. Shannon, NFPA president and CEO. "With Kathleen's experience at SFPE and the other prominent organizations she has been associated with, NFPA is positioned extremely well to carry out our expansive goals for the Foundation." Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr

Almand's appointment is effective in September.The Foundation convenes international research councils to help define fire problems in need of research, conducts research application symposia on a broad range of fire safety issues, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr and manages broad-based consortium-funded research in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.

Complying with the important requirement for a written Fire Safety Analysis (FSA) for all LP-gas storage installations of more than 4,000 gallons water capacity (wc) can now be accomplished easily. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) announce the completion of a new Fire Safety Analysis Manual, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr available as a free download from the Web sites of the three sponsoring organizations.

The Manual provides both forms and a step-by-step method for completing a written FSA as required in the 2001 edition of NFPA 58, LP-Gas Code.In addition to providing a valuable tool for system installers, consultants, and enforcement officials, the FSA Manual serves as a valuable reference for enforcement officials, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr especially those who may be unfamiliar with LP-gas facilities and the improvements made to product control features.

The Manual was authored by Theodore Lemoff, principal gases engineer at NFPA and Phani K. Raj, Ph.D., president of Technology & Management Systems, Inc. and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr a member of the NFPA's Technical Committee on Liquefied Petroleum Gases.

An advisory group comprised of more than 15 industry members, including large and small propane marketers, fire service and fire protection engineer representatives and others, provided input to the Manual.The Manual can also be downloaded from the NPGA and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr PERC Web sites.

Contact information and frequently-asked-questions can also be found on the Web sites.NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr education.

The mission of the NPGA is to promote the safe and increased use of propane; to work for a favorable environment for propane production, distribution and marketing; and to serve as the principal voice of the propane industry.The purpose of PERC is to promote the safe, Smoke And Soot From Even The Smallest Fire Can Spr efficient use of propane as a preferred energy source.

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