Ken Isman receives the NFPA Standards Medal from Kerry Bell, (left) Chair of the NFPA Standards Council and Principal Engineer at UL, and NFPA President Jim Pauley.
This year’s recipient of the NFPA Standards Medal is Kenneth E. Isman, a clinical professor in Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland.
Over the years, Mr. Isman has served on the building code/safety to life, fire pumps, water cooling towers, water tanks, and sprinkler committees, and was a member of the NFPA Standards Council for seven years. Today, he continues to serve on the NFPA 101, 5000, 20, 13, 13D, and 13R committees.
He has contributed significantly to the handbooks for NFPA 13, 13D, and 13R, and played an integral role in creating the first edition of NFPA 25. In addition, he was a contributor to the Fire Pump Handbook and the Fire Protection Research Foundation High Volume/Low Speed Fans and Sprinkler Operation project. Mr. Isman incorporates 22 NFPA codes into his course curricula at the University of Maryland.
This award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions to fire safety, and the development of NFPA codes and standards. This award is the most distinguished award given by the NFPA Standards Council.