Committee Service Award to Tom Wysocki
June 16, 2016
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:
of Guardian Services, Inc. in Frankfort, Illinois serves on:
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),
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."
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
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.