The National Fire Protection Association’s Gary Keith and Russell Sanders were awarded the grade of “Fellow in the Institution” from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), the highest level of membership given by the institution. The grade of Fellow represents one of the top degrees of authority within the fire engineering community.
Keith, vice president of field operations and education, oversees six NFPA divisions and directly manages 13 field offices across the United States and Canada, which support the adoption and use of NFPA codes and standards.
Sanders, former chief of the Louisville (Ky.) Fire Department, is director of the NFPA’s central regional office, responsible for promoting the adoption of NFPA codes and standards and the implementation of advocacy projects across nine states. In addition, he serves as the executive secretary to the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and president of the International Fire & Rescue Services for the U.S. delegation.
Additionally, the IFE recognized Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) Research Director Casey Grant, P.E., with the grade of “Fellow in the Institution.” FPRF is the research affiliate of the NFPA.