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Posted in on Tue, Oct 16, 2007

Des Plaines, IL (October 16, 2007) —
KANSAS CITY, MO (October 16, 2007) – In an effort to help protect U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq, the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Heart of America Chapter teamed up with former chapter President and past Region V Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award winner Scott Gilmore, CSP, to purchase and donate 150 flame-resistant (FR) t-shirts for the soldiers of the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard.

Gilmore is a safety engineer with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC and has done extensive research on the safety benefits of FR clothing. The Heart of America chapter sent the donated FR t-shirts to Brigadier General Michael Pace along with the supporting safety data and safety tips Scott gathered for these FR garments. The 35th Engineer Brigade was deployed to Iraq last month.

“In the terrible event one of these soldiers is involved in any exposure to flame,” Scott said, “these shirts can save pain, suffering and the individual’s life. We deeply care, like all Americans, about the safety of our service men and women and hope that any help, no matter how small or large, can make a positive difference in the lives of these brave men and women.”

The Heart of America Chapter includes nearly 500 safety and health professionals in and around the greater Kansas City area, including Missouri and Kansas. It is one of over 159 ASSE chapters organized to offer localized membership services, networking and professional development opportunities through monthly meetings and volunteer activities. Please go to for more information.

“This project further demonstrates the commitment of safety professionals to protecting people and the difference one person can make,” Chapter President Shelly Killingsworth said today. “The Heart of America Chapter of ASSE is proud to support Scott’s efforts and our men and women in uniform.”

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL –based ASSE has more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located globally who manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. ASSE is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. For more information check ASSE’s web site at

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