For his contribution and involvement in respectfully preserving the 9/11 tragedy, the New York Fire Department recently honored Babu Khalfan with the rank of Honorary Battalion Fire Chief. At the FDNY Headquarters in New York, the badge was presented to him by Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; who also performed the citation. Since it's initiation in 1978, only 286 civilians have been given this prestigious recognition.
Babu Khalfan was honored as the MSDA Regional Minority Manufacturer of the Year 2000, for his outstanding accomplishments in architectural signage manufacturing. The award was presented in New York by the Regional Director Mr. Heyward Davenport, on behalf of the U. S. Department of Commerce.