I had the pleasure of knowing Jim Shannon during a few years of his 12-year tenure as president of NFPA. When it came to home fire sprinklers, you could not have asked for a more vocal advocate for the cause.
NFPA is honoring similar advocates via its James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which was established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the fire loss problem through advocacy. Nominations are being accepted until February 15, and the medal recipient will be honored at NFPA's Conference & Expo in Boston in June.
Nominations for individuals or groups will be judged on the following criteria:
- the impact of the advocacy efforts on advancing NFPA's mission
- the cost-effectiveness of the advocacy
- the extent to which the advocacy is a collaborative effort beyond NFPA
- the extent to which the potential recipient reflects Jim Shannon’s values
Have a stellar fire sprinkler advocate in mind who fits this criteria? Please nominate them today.