Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) honored Tony Militello, M.Eng, M.P.A., P.E., CSP, with its 2019 D. Peter Lund Award for advancing the fire protection engineering profession internationally. Among other positions, Militello served as chair of the Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications, where he helped develop a set of recommended minimum technical competencies for fire protection engineering for a global audience. According to Militello, this landmark publication details the knowledge base, education and experience needed to obtain a set of core competencies that underpin the practice of fire protection engineering.
“It was an incredible surprise to have been nominated to receive the SFPE’s D. Peter Lund Award, and I am tremendously humbled and immeasurably grateful for the recognition,” says Militello. “It has been a personal privilege to devote my life’s work in service to SFPE and have a noteworthy impact on advancing the professionalism and practice of fire protection engineering globally.”
Militello is a professional member of our National Capital Chapter and a member of ASSP’s Fire Protection, Military and Public Sector practices specialties, as well as the Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. He is director of OSH for the Department of the Navy. He holds an M.Eng. and a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park as well as an M.P.A. from American University.