Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighter Training

ICC Seeks Nominations for Awards

If you know an exemplary individual or group whose contributions to building safety, code enforcement, public service, community service, or fire prevention are commendable, nominate them for an International Code Council (ICC) award.
Nominations will be accepted until June 15 for awards to be presented at the 2010 ICC Annual Conference, Oct. 25-27, in Charlotte (N.C.). The awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Oct. 27, and honor individuals and organizations for accomplishments and service to the Code Council and the building safety industry.

The Bobby J. Fowler Award is named in honor of the first chairman of the ICC Board of Directors and visionary for the consolidation of the model code industry. The award is presented to an individual whose contributions to the building safety industry advance ICC’s goals of achieving a safer environment.

The ICC Code Official of the Year Award is given to an individual whose contribution to the code enforcement profession is meritorious based on demonstrated professional abilities; is recognizable as an example for all members of the code enforcement profession; and has furthered the cause of safety in the built environment within a jurisdiction, state or the country.

The ICC Affiliate Award is presented to a building industry professional who consistently demonstrates the qualities of integrity, professionalism and dedication through service to the profession and whose personal standards represent the spirit of public service to the development of codes and standards in the interest of public safety.

The ICC Community Service Award is earned when warranted to recognize meritorious service by an individual, organization, jurisdiction or community group that promotes public health, safety and welfare by initiating activities or actions which are considered to be above and beyond the normal expectations.

The ICC Fire Service Award is presented to an ICC member whose service, professional abilities and leadership has been exemplary in the development of the ICC fire code and has served as an example to all fire prevention and fire protection professionals.

The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.