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Wysocki (left) received NFPA Committee Service Award from Kerry Bell, NFPA Standards Council Chairman.

NFPA Committee Service Award to Tom Wysocki

June 16, 2016

Above:  Kerry Bell (right), Chairman of the NFPA Standards Council, presents Guardian Services' Tom Wysocki the NFPA Committee Service Award in recognition of his distinguished service to the NFPA in development of NFPA Standards.

In presenting the award NFPA noted:

"Thomas Wysocki of Guardian Services, Inc. in Frankfort, Illinois serves on:  The Technical Committees on: Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems (1979 - 2005) (this TC was discharged in 2005 and became part of the Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems committee), Halogenated Fire Extinguishing Systems (1979 - 2005); Chair (1991 - 2005) (this TC was also discharged in 2005 and became part of the Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems committee),  Electronic Computer Equipment (1988 to Present ; and Chair 2000 - 2009), and Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems (2005 to Present).  Thomas also received a Special Achievement Award in 2003."

NFPA Special Achievement Award to Sam McTier and Tom Wysocki

At the opening session of the NFPA Fall Meeting (Reno Nevada, November 17, 2003), Phillip DiNenno, chair of the NFPA Standards Council presented Sam McTier and Tom Wysocki, two dedicated volunteers, with the Awards at the Opening Session. NFPAs Special Achievement Award recognizes the significant contribution of a committee member to a single project that has enhanced the NFPA codes-and standards-making process.

In presenting GSI's Tom Wysocki this award, Phil DiNenno noted that Tom has been active in NFPA codes and standards developments since the 1970s. As chairman of the NFPA 12A Technical Committee on Halon 1301 system, he guided the standard as the world scientific community determined that the Freons, including Halons, were contributing to depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer. To protect the ozone from further depletion, the NFPA 12A standard was modified to minimize emissions of Halon 1301 and provide an orderly transition to non-ozone depleting extinguishing agents.

Tom has presided over the NFPA 75 Technical Committee on protection of computers during an era when the nature of computer facilities underwent dramatic change. The NFPA 75 Standard has recognized and kept current with the changing nature of technology information systems.

And Tom is a long tenured member of NFPA 12 Technical Committee on Carbon Dioxide systems. His expertise in the safe and effective use of these systems is well respected.

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