Call for nominations: James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Dec 21, 2015

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal. This award recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts that further NFPA’s mission of helping to save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. The James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal honors an individual or group that shares the values of former NFPA President Jim Shannon. Candidates will be involved in advocacy efforts that advance NFPA’s mission, take into account cost-effectiveness, and involve collaboration with NFPA and other organizations.


Nominations are open to members of the fire service or any other person or group whose advocacy efforts meet the above criteria. The award recipient will be honored at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. in June 2016. NFPA will cover the recipient’s travel and lodging.

Former NFPA President, James Shannon, was honored with the inaugural award in his name at the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo, after serving 12 years as the organization's president and spearheading the Coalition for Fire Safe Cigarettes as well as leading our home fire sprinkler initiative.


Nominee applications for the 2016 award are available for download on the NFPA website, and are due January 30, 2016, sent to