NFPA now accepting applications for the 2018 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

Blog Post created by tdriscoll Employee on Jan 26, 2018
2017 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal Ann Jones (center) with NFPA President Jim Pauley (left) and NFPA Board of Directors Chair Randolph Tucker. Jones received the award for her work in passing a requirement to sprinkler all new homes in Wales.
The James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal was established to recognize those who take a firm stance on fire and life safety issues through advocacy. The award was named after former NFPA president James M. Shannon. Under his leadership, NFPA significantly advanced the mission of protecting the general public and fire service members by advocating for key changes to reduce fire loss. He led the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes and reemphasized NFPA’s push for requirements for fire sprinklers in new, one- and two-family homes. 
NFPA is currently accepting applications for the 2018 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal. Nominations are open to members of the fire service and any groups or people advocating for causes concerning fire and life safety. Download the application, and please submit your entries to by February 23, 2018. 
The recipient will be honored at NFPA’s Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in June. NFPA will cover the recipient’s travel and lodging. Know a stellar life safety advocate? Nominate them today.