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Date: November 15, 2016
Contact: David Lynam, Fire Marshall
360.337.5777 or
No: 2016-099

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. 

David Lynam, Fire Marshal.

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Last Updated:  November 15, 2016