WTC Fire Safety Directors Memorial Award

WTC Fire SAfety Directors Award
WTC Fire Safety Director Memorial Award

In 2011, the 10th Anniversary year of the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, the Association re-dedicated the Fire Safety Directors Award as the WTC Fire Safety Director Memorial Award.  This Award is dedicated to the six Fire Safety Directors who made the supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001 by assisting the Fire Department in evacuating the Twin Tower Buildings and surrounding area.  The Award is presented to a person who over the years has embodied the ideals of life safety both in the public and private fire protection fields and as an appreciation for his/her significant contribution to the cause of high-rise building fire prevention.


2023Charles Jennings, Ph.D.Director, Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response. John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2021Nick GaudiosiVice President, Fire & Life Safety -Morgan Stanley/FDNY Captain Ladder 7 (retired)
2019Louis CendagortaDCAS, Executive Dir/Chief Inspector- FDNY Fire Prevention
2018NFPANational Fire Protection Association
2017Fitzroy BenjaminChief Inspector- FDNY Hi- Rise Unit
2016Michael HurleyFire Safety Director WTC Tower 2 on 9/11/2001
 2015 Lee IelpiPresident 9/11 Tribute Center/ FDNY Firefighter Rescue 2 (retired)
 2014 Victoria PitcavageDirector -Fire Science Institute, John Jay College
2013Michael J. ReganManaging Director-JPMorgan Chase-FDNY Former 1st Dep. Fire Commissioner
2012Frank LindsayDeputy Chief Inspector-FDNY- High Rise Unit
2011Gary LewisChairman ICC Ad-Hoc Committee on Terrorism-Resistant Buildings
2008Glenn CorbettChairman- Dept. of Protection Management Dept., John Jay College
2007Patricia J. LancasterCommissioner-Department of Buildings, City of New York
2005John J. “Jack” MurphyAdj, Professor-Fire Science Institute, John Jay College
2003Joseph C. RazzaFire Protection Engineer-Rolf Jensen Associates, Inc.
2002Graham RaymondReporter -Newsday
2001Michael J. NelsonFire Protection engineer -Rolf Jensen Associates, Inc.
1999 Jerome M. HauerCommissioner -Office of Emergency Management City of New York
1998Elmer “Bud” ChapmanDeputy Assistant Chief (Ret.)- FDNY
1997Bernard “Tom” LallyDeputy Assistant Chief -FDNY,Technical Management
1996 William ManningEditor -Fire Engineering Magazine
1995Penny CroneReporter -FOX News Channel 5
1994 C.W. “Sandy” SanseveroFire Safety Director- Rockefeller Group/FDNY Lt. Ladder 4 (retired)
1993Richard BrownDistrict Attorney -Borough of Queens
1992Michael P. LaffyFire Safety Director-Prudential Realty Group/FDNY Captain (retired)
1991Hon. Curtis WeldonCongressman-United States Congressional Fire Caucus
1990G. Tom Shires, MDBurn Center Doctor -New York Hospital/Cornell Burn Center
1989Richard J. AbbottDirector-John Jay College/Fire Science Institute/FDNY Captain(ret.)
1988Dr. Frank FieldsReporter- WCBS – Channel 2
1987Robert CoughlinFire Safety Director-Citibank
1986Morti HirschActive Fire Protection Corporation