SFPE honors two for fire protection contributions
Dr. John Hall and Kathleen Almand, both serving the NFPA, have been honored for their contributions toward fire protection.
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) awarded two individuals for their contributions to fire protection at its Professional Development Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Oct. 14-19.
Dr. John Hall has been named 2007 Fire Protection Person of the Year. Hall is the assistant vice president of the fire analysis and research division at NFPA. He measures the national fire problem and the communication of the results as a statistical basis for fire protection strategies. Hall previously served as an operations research analyst with the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Bureau of Standards Center for Fire Research. He has been active in fire analysis and fires research for three decades.
The Fire Protection Person of the Year award was established in 1973 to honor individuals from outside SFPE membership who give outstanding contributions to fire protection.
Kathleen Almand, executive director of NFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation was honored with SFPE’s D. Peter Lund award. The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates consortium-funded research on a range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories worldwide.
Prior to joining NFPA in 2004, Almand served as executive director of SFPE. She also head research and management positions with the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Academy of Sciences.
The D. Peter Lund award recognizes significant contributions in the advancement of the professional recognition of the fire protection engineer.
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