The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Tiffany Moore of Moore Fire Protection in Issaquah, Wash., has been elected by her peers as recipient of AFSA's 2017 Young Professional of the Year award. The second annual award will be presented during the general session of AFSA36: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition at the Bellagio Las Vegas.

"Tiffany's abilities to seek positive outcomes and tackle challenging issues that other's typically pass on have endeared herself to fellow contractor representatives around the country, across all age spectrums," AFSA President Frank Mortl III, CAE, said. "Serving as an inspiration to NextGen advocates while offering a range of perspectives to more seasoned volunteers has placed Tiffany in a position to shape industry programming and impactful initiatives for years to come."

The award highlights the efforts of a young and talented fire protection professional, who is under 40 and demonstrates exemplary technical, professional and inclusive leadership skills not only in their own businesses, but also at a national level.

The 32-year-old director of operations at Moore Fire Protection is blazing her own path in the fire protection world through her involvement with the Washington Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the American Fire Sprinkler Association's Pacific Northwest Chapter, and the AFSA's NextGen Initiative.

"Tiffany's enthusiasm for the fire sprinkler industry is apparent in everything she does," 2016 Young Professional of the Year and NextGen Initiative Chair Meaghen Wills of Anchor Fire Protection in Perkiomenville, Penn., said. "Her work with Washington State on fire sprinkler education, volunteering her time with the Pacific Northwest Chapter, and her leadership in the Next Gen Initiative has propelled her to where she is today. She is a leading young professional in our industry."

The Young Professional of the Year award honors the contributions of promising fire protection specialists and serves to reaffirm the growing importance of fire sprinkler knowledge among the next generation of industry leaders. The award also seeks to promote the emergence of young, talented professionals and inspire companies to invest even more in the development and excellence of the profession.  

The second annual award will be presented during the general reception Sept. 26 at the AFSA36 in Las Vegas.