Sean DeCrane was will receive the 2013 Fire & Life Safety Award sponsored by the International Code Council and the Fire & Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The award honors those who have dedicated themselves to saving lives and property through the development of codes, fire prevention practices and leadership techniques.
DeCrane is a 22-year fire service veteran and a battalion chief with the Cleveland (OH) Fire Department. He is the EMT coordinator and an adjunct instructor with the Cleveland Fire Training Academy. DeCrane represents the International Association of Fire Fighters at the International Code Council (ICC) and is a member of the ICC Fire Service Membership Council's Governing Committee. He has served on the ICC's Fire Code Development Committee for the 2009 and 2012 editions and serves on the Underwriter Laboratories Fire Council. He is an Ohio-certified fire life safety inspector and fire instructor. He co-hosts firengineering.com's "Taming Your Work Environment" podcast with Jack Murphy and has written a number of articles for Fire Engineering.