Jim Brown, vice president-International, System Sensor, received the China Fire Protection Association's (CFPA) Great Wall Friendship Medal and Certificate. The award, which is the highest state-level award in the Chinese fire industry, was presented at the China Fire 2004 trade show reception in Beijing, China on Oct. 19, 2004.

The criteria for the award includes establishing good relations with Chinese fire circles, a commanding influence and positive participation in Chinese fire causes and activities. Brown has made over 40 trips to China over the past 10 years, building the awareness of fire prevention and establishing a world-class manufacturing facility.

The medal and certification, the first time awarded to foreign personages in the CFPA's 20-year history, recognizes individuals who have made the greatest contribution and rendered help to the Chinese fire business.