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The International Code Council Family of Companies (ICC) created a new honor to acknowledge public safety creativity in the built environment: the ICC Innovation in Code Administration Award. In announcing the award, ICC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO, said it recognizes building and fire departments for innovation in the delivery of code administration services in their communities. The International Association of Fire Chiefs-Fire and Life Safety Section, the National Association of State Fire Marshals, and the Code Council will sponsor the award program.
Organizations eligible must have implemented a practice to enhance building or fire code administration services, which resulted in a positive impact on public and firefighter safety, measurable reduction in deaths, injuries or property damage, and/or the quality, effectiveness or efficiency of code administration services. An organization can nominate itself; individuals are not eligible for this award.
“Such recognition is long overdue,” said Park City, Utah, Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Scott Adams, Fire Service Membership Council Governing Committee Chairman. “Building officials and fire marshals work hard to protect public safety and provide citizens good service. They should be acknowledged for their work.”
The deadline to submit applications for the annual award is March 3. Applications must be submitted to the International Code Council., and will be reviewed by a team from the ICC’s Fire Service and Building Official membership councils.
Recipients of the annual award will be honored in May during the ICC-sponsored Building Safety Month and at the annual Building Safety Month Reception in Washington, D.C.