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NFPA honors former president with award in his name

July 17, 2014SSN Staff

In recognition of outstanding leadership, vision and commitment to reducing fire loss through advocacy, the NFPA honored outgoing President Jim Shannon with the first James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal. The special honor was presented to Shannon at the opening general session of NFPA's Conference & Expo in Las Vegas in June. The award was established to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the fire loss problem through advocacy, the NFPA said. The Medal Selection Committee...

Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes, James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, Jim Pauley, Jim Shannon

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Illinois advocate is home sprinkler champion

May 13, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—This year marked the fifth year the National Fire Protection Association has held its annual Fire Sprinkler Summit—and the first year the organization gave out a Home Fire Sprinkler Champion Award. The winner of the award was Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. NFPA President Jim Shannon presented the award to Lia at NFPA's 2013 “Bringing Safety Home” Fire Sprinkler Summit, held in Chicago on April 15-16. Maria...

Jim Shannon, Maria Figueroa, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Security Systems News (SSN), Tom Lia

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Sprinkler requirements in homes hot issue

May 25, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

CONCORD, N.H. and HELENA, Mont.—Legislation prohibiting municipalities in New Hampshire from requiring fire sprinkler systems in homes has passed the Legislature and is headed to the governor's desk. Gov. John Lynch has not yet signed the legislation, which is opposed by fire officials, and may veto it, according to news reports. The governor's spokesman, Colin Manning, told Security Systems News today that the legislation has not yet come to Lynch's desk and the governor is continuing to speak...

Colin Manning, fire sprinkler legislation, Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. John Lynch, Jim Shannon, Maria Figueroa, Tim Travers

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