JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—After serving 36 years as a fire chief in São Paulo, Brazil, retired Colonel Cássio Armani has been awarded the first annual FM Global International Codes and Standards Advocacy Award. FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, noted that Col. Armani’s commitment to helping save lives and property, ensuring the safety and well-being of firefighters, and advocating the importance of automatic sprinkler systems in Brazil made him deserving of this recognition. 

“This award recognizes Col. Armani for being a strong proponent for the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems in Brazil,” said Thomas A. Lawson, chairman and chief executive officer, FM Global. “We applaud Col. Armani for his commitment and important contributions to the São Paulo fire code and his work to ensure that more reliable fire protection tools are used in the state. His efforts to raise the level of technical knowledge of the fire service agencies in Brazil will certainly have a lasting impact.”

About FM Global
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.