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.”
During his first year at OSU, Yardley defined his career path through the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering program. “Fire protection and safety to me is the perfect way to produce meaningful work that has potential life-saving implications,” noted Yardley. His exposures in this field over the last few years confirmed his commitment to protect life and property of others. Yardley is working toward a degree in fire protection engineering, “and to continually improve technology and safety practices through innovative research and applications in the interest of others.”
The Phillip L. Turner Scholarship is awarded annually by FAMA and has been sponsored by the Akron Brass Company since 2009. Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high-performance life safety, firefighting, and emergency rescue equipment. This year, Hale Products joined Akron Brass to support the highly desirable scholarship. Hale builds high-quality firefighting equipment and is known for its exceptional quality and advanced technology. Akron Brass and Hale Products, business units of IDEX Fire & Safety, are both members of FAMA.
“As a leader in innovative fire suppression products for over 100 years, we understand the importance of education and its role in the advancement and progression of our industry. Akron Brass and Hale Products are pleased to continue our longstanding commitment to FAMA and the Phillip L Turner scholarship program. We are thrilled to recognize Grant Yardley as this year’s scholarship recipient,” stated Brian Houk, Vice President, IDEX Fire & Safety.
On behalf of FAMA, we wish Grant Yardley a successful career in fire protection engineering.
The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) is a non-profit trade association organized in 1946. Members of FAMA are committed to enhancing the quality of the fire apparatus industry and emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient fire apparatus and equipment.