NFPA mourns the loss of a fire protection pioneer

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jun 1, 2012

Harry ShawHarry Shaw, a pillar of the fire protection community and NFPA advocate, died on March 2 at the age of 91. He served as a member of NFPA's Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems since 1987 and was the driving force behind further refinements to NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.

Christian Dubay, NFPA's vice president of Codes and Standards and chief engineer, praised Shaw's contributions to fire safety in the latest edition of NFPA Journal: "With Harry’s passing, we’ve lost a  man who, through his many years of service and advocacy, left a legacy  of commitment to that mission."

Read the Journal article for more information on Shaw's legacy.

-Fred Durso, Jr.