Azarang "Ozzie" Mirkhah, Fire Protection Engineer for the Las Vegas Department of Fire and Rescue, was the recipient of the Fire Service Award during today's Awards Luncheon. The Fire Service Award is given to an individual for their service, professional abilities and leadership that are exemplary in the development of the International Fire Code, and for their efforts that are an example to all fire prevention and fire protection professionals. "Ozzie is actively involved in the development of fire and life safety codes," Awards Committee Chairman Tim Ryan said. "He has spent countless hours writing, speaking and spreading the word about the need for fire prevention." Mirkhah's accomplishments include revitalizing research and ongoing communications on behalf of the 1947 President's Conference on Fire Prevention, which was established to combat fire deaths after several high-profile fires that took the lives of hundreds in the 1940s, including the Coconut Grove fire in Boston that left 492 dead and the Atlanta Winecoff Hotel fire that killed 119.