International Code Council Foundation Seeks Silent Defenders

The International Code Council Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2007 Silent Defender Awards. The program recognizes individuals and organizations that perform extraordinary acts that demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation's mission of building stronger and safer communities around the world. Past award recipients include a 92-year-old fire marshal, an international building safety advocate and several members of Congress. Through the Silent Defender Award, the Foundation seeks to honor and publicize the exemplary actions taken to improve public safety, health and welfare.

The Foundation Award Committee is looking for individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of people through improving building safety and fire prevention. Nominees should have high ethical standards and lend themselves to the dignity and credibility of their profession.

They can play a role in building safety and fire prevention through a variety of means. They may take an active role in building-related public policy issues, advance safety in the built environment, support the application of stronger building codes or take creative and innovative approaches to encourage safer communities.

If you know an individual or organization who has improved the lives of others through building safety and fire prevention, help give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate them for the Silent Defender Award. Tell us in 150 words or less the details of the nominee's acts and include a brief biography of the nominee along with the person's contact information. Nominations are accepted by e-mail, mail or fax until October 16, 2006. E-mail your nomination to; mail them to Silent Defender Awards Program, Attention: Paul Myers, President, International Code Council Foundation, P.O. Box 11335, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45311; or fax them to 513-574-2159. CLICK HERE for more information.

Winners will be announced during Building Safety Week 2007, May 6-12, at the International Code Council Foundation's Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C.

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