|| November 15, 2016
||David Lynam, Fire Marshall
Lynam recognized as 2016 "Fire Marshal of the Year"
(Port Orchard, WA) –
David Lynam, Kitsap County’s Fire Marshal, received the
2016 Fire Marshal of the Year Award from the Washington State
Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM). Lynam was one of the original
founders of the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals in 1998,
and has been on the WSAFM Board of Directors since.
In presenting the award, David Kokot (Fire Protection Engineer with
the City of Spokane said, “David always has time to respond to colleagues in
need of answers; and he shares his knowledge as an instructor on behalf of
the Association as well as at the college level. He has worked tirelessly on
behalf of fire prevention and community risk reduction, not only for
Washington State but also at the national and international levels.” Upon
receiving the award Lynam stated “I couldn’t be more surprised and honored
to be recognized by my peers”.
Lynam sits on the NFPA 1730 Technical Committee helping to develop
the Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection
and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education
Operations to the Public. He was also involved in developing the “Risk
Check” program – an inspection program that prioritizes business inspections
based upon their specific risks; a program which received a 2016 Achievement
Award from the National Association of Counties.
WSAFM was established in 1999 to answer concerns about duplication
of efforts and confusion among Fire Prevention Officers in the State. The
Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is actively working to improve
“safety through prevention” in the great State of Washington through our
affiliations and partnerships.
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