The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), United States of America Branch, has recognized Casey Grant, P.E., of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), NFPA’s Gary Keith, vice president of Field Operations and Education, and Russell Sanders, director of the Central Regional Office for NFPA, with the grade of “Fellow in the Institution,” which is the highest level of membership given by IFE. The grade of Fellow also represents one of the top degrees of authority within the fire engineering community.
Casey is responsible for a wide-range of research projects that support NFPA’s mission, including activities directly related to the fire service community. He received his Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Gary oversees six NFPA divisions and directly manages 13 field offices across the United States and Canada, which support the adoption and use of NFPA codes and standards. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Russ is responsible for promoting the adoption of NFPA codes and standards and the implementation of NFPA’s advocacy projects across nine states. In addition, he serves as the executive secretary to the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and as president of the United States delegation to the International Fire & Rescue Services. He is the former chief of the Louisville, Kentucky Fire Department and received his Master of Science and Master of Education degrees from the University of Louisville..