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Former College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology faculty member David Thompson receives Martin E. Grimes award

(STILLWATER, Okla., April 24, 2017) – Dr. David R. Thompson, former CEAT associate dean and emeritus faculty member, posthumously received the Martin E. Grimes award from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

The award was established by IFSAC for the purpose of recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the fire service by elevating the level of professionalism through leadership in the development and improvement of professional qualifications, standards, certification and accreditation.

Family and friends of Thompson accepted the award on his behalf at IFSAC’s spring meeting in Oklahoma City. His wife, Janet Thompson, daughter Colleen Allen and husband Kyle, son Darin Thompson and partner Jonathan Antia were present. His daughter-in-law Holly Thompson and granddaughter Lexi Thompson, who is a senior in the fire protection and safety engineering technology program at OSU, were also there.

For more information, visit the IFSAC website at

About the Martin E. Grimes award
This award is made in the name of Martin E. Grimes, an individual whose accomplishments in the field of fire service professional qualifications, certification, and accreditation are meant to serve as the standard by which nominees for this prestigious award shall be measured.

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