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NFPA honors volunteer service to its standards development process

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jun 7, 2017

Charles R. Wright of Omaha, NE, receives NFPA's Special Achievement Award from Standards Council chair Kerry Bell.


Every year, NFPA's Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. This morning at the Technical Meeting in Boston, awards were presented to 17 individuals.

 

The Standards Council presented its Special Achievement Award to Charles Wright, who was recognized for his active role with the Hazardous Materials Response Personnel committee project. He is one of the original members of the Committee and has served in a variety of capacities during his membership over the last 30 years, including Secretary and Task Group Leader for multiple Committee projects.

 

Mr. Wright served as the Task Group Leader for the development of NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications. He was also honored for his leadership, dedication and collective contributions to the hazardous materials emergency response and training communities over the last 50+ years. He has has come to be known as the "Father of the APIE (Analyze, Plan, Implement, Evaluate) Process”: the organizational framework for NFPA 472, 473 and 1072.

 

The following individuals received Committee Service Awards for their dedication to NFPA's standards development process:


Mark W. Allen
Beacon Medaes, Rock Hill, S.C.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Piping Systems (1986 – present)

 

Richard H. Barton
N. Hunt Moore & Associates, Inc., Collierville, Tenn.
Technical Committee on Solvent Extraction Plants (1997 – present; Chair since 2006)

 

Armand V. Brandao
FM Approvals, Norwood, Mass.
Technical Committees on:

  • Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2007 – 2014)
  • Foam (2007 – 2012)
  • Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation (2003 – present; Chair since 2006)
  • National Fuel Gas Code (1992 – 1996)

 

Michael A. Crowley
JENSEN HUGHES, Houston, Tex.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 as Chair – present)
Technical Committees on:

  • Alternative Approaches to Life Safety (2014 – present)
  • Health Care Facilities – Fundamentals (1996 – present; Chair 1999 – 2012)

Building Code and Safety to Life Technical Committees on:

  • Means of Egress (2004 – present)
  • Health Care Facilities (1985 – present)

 

John J. Foley, III
JENSEN HUGHES, Atlanta, Ga.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2006 – present)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2004 – present)
  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (1996 – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1992 – present)

 

Stephen J. King
Babylon, N.Y.
Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment (2006 – present)
Fire and Emergency Services protective Clothing and Equipment Technical Committees on:

  • Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment (1997 – present; Chair since 2006)
  • Respiratory Protection Equipment (1997 – 2008)
  • Special Operations Protective Clothing and Equipment (1997 – 2003)

 

John Lake
City of Gainesville, Gainesville, Fla.
Technical Committees on:

  • Manufactured Housing (2006 as Chair – present)
  • Fire Code (2004 – present)
  • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Systems (2000 – present)

Building Code and Safety to Life Technical Committee on Assembly Occupancies (2003 – present)
Automatic Sprinkler Systems Technical Committee on Private Water Supply Piping Systems (2001 – present)

 

John A. LeBlanc
FM Global, Norwood, Mass.
Correlating Committees on:

  • Combustible Dusts (2015 – present)
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems (2013 – present)
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2005 – present)

Technical Committees on:

  • Hazardous Chemicals (2016 – present)
  • Explosion Protection Systems (2009 – present)
  • Finishing Processes (2009 – present)
  • Aerosol Products (1992 – present)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2005 – present; Chair 2005 – 2006)
  • Operations (1997 – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (1992 – present; Chair since 2006)

 

Alan Lipschultz
HealthCare Technology Consulting LLC, North Bethesda, Md.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Medical Equipment (1977 – present; Chair 2007 – 2015)

 

David B. Mohile
Medical Engineering Services, LLC, Inwood, W.Va.
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Piping Systems (1989 – present; Chair 2002 – 2012)

 

Gregory G. Noll
Hildebrand & Noll Associates Inc., Lancaster, Pa.
Correlating Committee on Professional Qualifications (2012 – present)
Professional Qualifications Technical Committee on Industrial Fire Brigade Personnel Professional Qualifications (1997 – 2009)
Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel (1986 – present, Chair since 2007)

 

Alfredo M. Ramirez
UL LLC, Northbrook, Ill.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2004 – present)
Technical Committees on:

  • Fire Doors and Windows (2015 – present)
  • National Electrical Code Panel 1 (2005 – 2008)
  • Automotive and Marine Service Stations (2004 – present; Chair since 2007)
  • Uniform Fire Code (2003 – 2006)

Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (2013 – present)
  • Fundamentals (2004 – present)
  • Operations (2004 – present)
  • Tank Storage and Piping Systems (2004 – present)

 

John L. Ritzmann
Consultant, Alexandria, Va.
Technical Committees on:

  • LP-Gases at Utility Gas Plants (1993 – 2016; Chair 2005 – 2012)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases (1992 – 2001)

 

Robert B. Sheffield
International ATMO, Inc., San Antonio, Tex.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 – 2014)
Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Hyperbaric and Hypobaric Facilities (1997 – present; Chair 2007 – 2014)

 

Walter N. Vernon, IV
Mazzetti, San Francisco, Calif.
Correlating Committee on Health Care Facilities (2012 – 2014)
Technical Committees on:

  • National Electrical Code Pane 15 (2016 – present)
  • National Electrical Code Panel 17 (2000 – 2002)
  • Health Care Facilities Technical Committee on Electrical Systems (1992 – present; Chair 2007 – 2014)

 

Christopher J. Wieczorek
FM Global, Norwood, Mass.
Correlating Committee on Flammable and Combustible Liquids (2006 – present)
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Technical Committees on:

  • Fundamentals (2005 as Chair – present)
  • Storage and Warehousing of Containers and Portable Tanks (2005 – present)

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