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FIRE ALARM ASSOCIATION



THE ART KANE AWARD

The Art G. Kane Memorial Award was established in 1987 to honor those persons that have dedicated themselves to the ideals of the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA).

Art Kane was an Electrical Engineer who worked for Pyrotronics, a manufacturer of early warning fire detection systems.  He worked out of the Los Angeles office and had many years of experience in smoke detection and the application of those detectors on various facilities.  He conducted many seminars and made presentations on fire alarm systems and smoke detectors for design Engineering firms, fire services throughout the western United States, and at NFPA annual meetings.

Although Art worked for Pyrotronics, he was always ready to assist CAFAA members with difficult applications in fire alarm systems.  He worked with the understanding that if he could help anyone in the industry, we would all benefit.  That ideal is one of CAFAA's founding principles. 

It was Art’s dedication to the Fire Alarm industry that the annual Art Kane Award was initiated by the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

THE ART KANE AWARD RECEIPIENTS

Bernie Gasiewicz 1987

Noel Palm 1990

Bill Fitchie 1992

Ralph Lingle 1993

Adolph DuClusan 1994

John Gillilan 1995

Michael Reeser 1995

William Hopple 1996

Shane Clary 1997

Douglas Shackley 1999

Harris Oliff 2001

Rhett Day 2002

Ronald L. Dalton 2003

Arnold M. Cairns 2005

Monsignor John Sammon 2007

Ernest Power III 2008

Ron Kunkel 2008

Ben Ho 2011

John Guhl 2012

Tom Hammerberg 2013

Kevin Green 2017

Skip Vandeventer 2020

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