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Fire Service Industry News: NFPA Presents Four Awards at NFPA Conference & Expo

06/12/2013
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize achievements in fire and life safety today at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo. The recipients of the 2013 Harry C. Bigglestone Award for Excellence in Communication of Fire Protection Concepts are Kristopher Overholt and Ofodike (D.K.) Ezekoye for their paper, “Characterizing Heat Release Rates Using an Inverse Fire Modeling Technique.” Overholt is a graduate student in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering; Ezekiel is professor in the mechanical engineering department of the same school.   This paper explores an innovative concept that could prove...

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