Winner! – University of Virginia, Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Award Synopsis: Working closely with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Charlottesville Fire Department, the University of Virginia has developed an exemplary community risk reduction program providing critical safety to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Implemented through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, UVA’s fire and life safety program is one of the most outstanding and comprehensive programs in the country. It serves as a model for colleges and universities across the United States.
Members of the UVA fire safety team pose after receiving the award. The UVA team includes, from left, Britt Grimm, Clinton Wingfield, Gerald Drumheller, Tom Leonard, and Peter Oprandy (not pictured, Delphine Najeeullah).
Members of the UVA fire safety team pose with State Fire Marshal Charles "Ed" Altizer, second from right, after receiving the award. The UVA team included, from left, Britt Grimm, Peter Oprandy, Gerald Drumheller and Clinton Wingfield (not pictured, Delphine Najeeullah).