Call for nominations: James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

January 12, 2017 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is accepting applications for the 2017 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal to recognize outstanding advocacy efforts that further NFPA’s mission of helping to save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion.

The James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal honors an individual or group that shares the values of former NFPA President Jim Shannon. Candidates will be involved in advocacy efforts that advance NFPA’s mission, take into account cost-effectiveness, and involve collaboration with NFPA and other organizations.

“This award is a statement of our gratitude for the important work people are doing to help us achieve our mission,” says Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “These people are instrumental in our ability to work toward the elimination of loss due to fire, electrical and other related hazards.”

Nominations are open to members of the fire service or any other person or group whose advocacy efforts meet the above criteria. The award recipient will be honored at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston, Mass. in June 2017. NFPA will cover the recipient’s travel and lodging.

Nominee applications, which are available for download on the NFPA website, are due February 15, 2017 and can be sent to

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at

Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275