Samuel L. Manzello (left) and Ethan I.D. Foote received this year's Harry C. Bigglestone Award.
Ethan I. D. Foote, a member of the California Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Prevention Officers Section and retired member of the International Association of Firefighters, CALFIRE Local 2881, and Samuel L. Manzello of the Fire Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), were presented with this year’s Harry C. Bigglestone Award.
The award, given annually to the paper appearing in Fire Technology that best represents excellence in the communication of fire protection concepts, was presented for the duo’s article on ”Characterizing Firebrand Exposure from Wildland–Urban Interface (WUI) Fires: Results from the 2007 Angora Fire”.
The paper studied the problem of firebrand exposure from fires at the wild-urban interface, a very relevant and current issue.
The Bigglestone award, which includes a $5,000 cash prize, is named after the late Harry C. Bigglestone, a trustee of the Fire Protection Research Foundation.