NIST's Dan Madrzykowski Wins Federal Honors for Firefighting Research

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fire protection researcher Daniel Madrzykowski, a contributor to Fire Engineering and FDIC, has been awarded a medal from the federal government for his pioneering work in firefighting science.

Madrzykowski was part of a group of federal employees who received honors at the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal ceremony last week. Among the winners was Tony Mendez, an ex-CIA operative of Argo fame.

Madrzykowksi received the honor for dramatically improved firefighting practices by conducting and sharing sophisticated research that has saved firefighters' lives and protected property across the nation.

"His science-based recommendations are critical for the fire service, where many firefighters do not have an understanding of fire dynamics," said Anthony Hamins, the chief of NIST's Fire Research Division. "He is leading a transformational change in fire service thinking."

For more on Dan's work, go to



Buyers Guide Featured Companies

More Buyer's Guide >

Fire Dynamics

Survival Zone

Extrication Zone

Tech Zone