NFPA Issues Awards for Accomplishments in Fire and Life Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented three awards at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago, June 8-–11 to recognize achievements in the fire and life safety industry.

Wayne D. Moore received the NFPA’s 2009 Standards Medal. The Standards Medal is the highest award presented by NFPA’s Standard Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to fire safety in the development of codes and standards. Moore, of Warwick, R.I., was honored for his valuable contributions to NFPA’s codes and standards development process and his dedication to the cause of fire safety worldwide. Currently, he holds the position of principal at Hughes Associates Inc. and is an instructor of Fire Alarm Systems Workshop at NFPA. Moore has been a member of NFPA since 1973. Also, he is ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR’s Fire/Life Safety columnist.

Dorothy Bruck and Ian Thomas received the 2009 Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts for their paper, “Comparison of the Effectiveness of Different Fire Notification Signals in Sleeping Older Adults.” Co-authors Bruck and Thomas, both of Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, were presented the award and $5,000 from the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Bigglestone Award is given to the authors of the most outstanding paper submitted to Fire Technology during the previous calendar year, as voted by the editorial board.

Pfizer Inc. was the winner of the 2008 Industrial Fire Prevention Week Contest. This award recognizes businesses that promote fire and related safety messages for employees and their communities in conjunction with local fire departments during Fire Prevention Week from the previous year.

These awards recipients have made significant contributions to the fire protection industry. For more information or to submit nominations for next year’s award ceremony, visit

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