Shannon Award

NFPA Accepting Nominations for Award for Fire Advocacy Safety Efforts

Jan. 17, 2023
The 2023 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal Award honors significant contributions to reducing losses from fire, electrical and other hazards.

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is calling for nominations for the 2023 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes fire and life safety advocates who have made significant contributions to reducing losses from fire, electrical, and other hazards, while furthering the NFPA mission. 

The advocacy medal honors an individual or group that shares the values of former NFPA President James Shannon. During his 12-year tenure at as president, Shannon was recognized for his exceptional record of advocacy to reduce fire loss, most notably by spearheading the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes and advocating for fire sprinklers in all new homes. 

“Each year we are inspired by the work of the nominees of the Shannon Advocacy Medal,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “Whether it’s through efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of installed home fire sprinklers, to advocate for the use of the latest codes and standards, or to better educate residents about ways to reduce wildfire risk in communities, we are pleased to be able to recognize their commitment and dedication to improving public safety and better protecting our nation’s fire service.” 

NFPA considers nominees who are members of the fire service or any individual or group whose advocacy efforts meet the award’s criteria.

The medal recipient will be announced during the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, June 19 – 23, 2023. Previous recipients have worked to increase use of sprinklers, advocated for the use of updated codes, and other activities. 

The nominee application is available for download and can be sent to [email protected] until the submission period closes on February 9, 2023.

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