The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded a scholarship to University of Maryland student Elliot M. Paisner II.

Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “Elliot grew up fascinated by fire apparatus and equipment and is now a fourth-generation volunteer Fire Fighter/EMT. As a result of his passion and continued research of the fire protection industry, Elliot has developed an extensive personal library on the subject. His unwavering drive to serve within the fire protection industry is well deserving of a FAMA scholarship.”

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The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2022 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of New Haven student Andrew Tivadar.

Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “Not only is Andrew an active volunteer firefighter, he is also a very driven and passionate student at the University of New Haven. He plans to graduate next May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering with a minor in Civil Engineering. As Andrew successfully balances being a full-time student, while serving as a volunteer firefighter and working two jobs, he is well deserving of the Phillip L. Turner Scholarship.”

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August 17, 2021 – At the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International 2021, held August 2-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eric Schlett, Sr. Vice President, Clarion Events, Inc. Fire & Rescue Group, presented the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) with a check for $11,500 on behalf of Clarion and FDIC. FDIC has been donating to FAMA since 2005 as a commitment of support to help foster FAMA’s governmental affairs and public relations efforts.

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July 30, 2021 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2021 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University (OSU) student Grant Yardley. Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “Grant was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship because of his overwhelming passion and sincerity.”

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The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2020 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of Maryland student Genevieve Tan. Genevieve was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding educational accomplishments and commitment.

Tan graduated high school with an Associate Degree in General Engineering. She originally enrolled in the University of Maryland’s Bioengineering program but, found the emphasis on micro-scale processes to be too disconnected from serving humanity. When she discovered the Fire Protection Engineering program, she immediately knew it was a perfect fit. A career in fire protection will allow her to help people through improving safety.

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Dear Vice President Pence,

As the leader of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, we write to you today to draw your
attention to the needs of America’s fire and emergency services personnel in the face of the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Across the country, firefighters, emergency medical
technicians (EMTs), and paramedics are on the front lines battling COVID-19 and it is critical that
they have the supplies and resources needed to preserve their safety as they work to ensure the
health and safety of their communities. As the Task Force continues to coordinate the federal
response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask you to address the following needs of the fire and
emergency services:

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August 8, 2019 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2019 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of Maryland student William Calcagno. Calcagno was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his commitment to research and steadfast focus towards the improvement of fire safety.

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Nashville, TN, October 18, 2018 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2018 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) student Nicholas Brondum. Brondum was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his steadfast focus towards the improvement of firefighter safety.

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Nashville, TN, October 19, 2017 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2017 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Brett Seggerman during the Opening Ceremonies of Firehouse Expo.  Seggerman was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding achievements and dedication to the protection of Continue reading

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The Firefighters Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association, FAMA, an organization committed to the safety and efficiency of the fire industry apparatus and components, has supported its members to revolutionize fire-manufacturing technology from basic post-war water haulers to contemporary, cutting-edge fire trucks. To commemorate FAMA’s 70th anniversary, association’s members recently voted to approve an impressive new logo to represent the dedication of its members to the support of fire and emergency workers.

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