Shane Clary to Receive CAA George A. Weinstock Award

Dr. Shane M. Clary, of the Bay Alarm Co. will receive the California Alarm Association (CAA) George A. Weinstock Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service to the Industry at the 2011 CAA Winter Convention and Tribute Dinner Dec. 9 in San Francisco. Clary entered the industry as a dispatcher in 1974 and currently is vice president of codes and standards compliance for Bay Alarm Company in Pacheco, Calif.

“Shane is a great example of the quality of the volunteers who have contributed to the growth of our industry,” said CAA President John Hopper. “For more than 30 years he has been a leader in the development of standards and codes that promote public safety and contribute to the overall well being of our communities.”

The CAA Tribute Dinner serves as the annual fundraiser to support educational, training, public outreach and industry advocacy programs for the electronic security industry in California.

“I am honored to be selected to receive this award and appreciate the significance based on a review of the past recipients,” said Clary. “George Weinstock set a standard of excellence and I am humbled to be considered in that company.” Clary received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCLA and Certification in Fire Protection from UC Davis.

A founding vice president of the WBFAA UATC apprentice training program, Clary is currently chair of the organization which operates the largest fire/life safety training program in the United States. He developed the six semesters of online apprentice training, the first in the nation, and oversees the expansion of the online continuing education component of the program. Clary is vice chair of the Electronic Security Association Fire Committee and a member and past chair of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association and he served as president of the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

Clary is active with the National Fire Protection Association and currently is chair of the NFPA 72 Technical Committee – Fundamentals. He also is a member of the NFPA Standards Council, where he serves as chair of the Policy and Procedures Task Group. He also is a member of a number of technical committees that cover fire protection, life safety, electrical safety and security. In addition, he is a member of the Fire Protection Research Foundation Research Advisory Committee. Clary also is a member of several UL Standard Technical Panels.

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