Honeywell, in personal fire protective equipment industry, and UL, whose Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths in the fire service, announced today they are teaming up to provide financial support for 25 firefighters from across North America to attend the 2015 FDIC trade show.
The Honeywell-UL scholarship program is an effort to address the challenge fire departments face, with tight budgets, to send firefighters to the industryâs premier safety and training event. Winners will receive admission to FDIC classroom training, seminars, and exhibits, along with travel and accommodation expenses for the entire event.
“The FDIC Trade Show is the industry’s most important North American training event and trade show, yet fire departments often simply cannot afford to send as many firefighters as they would like to the show,” said Jeff Morris, president of Honeywell First Responder Products.
“Honeywell and UL want to help by creating an easy contest, allowing firefighters to nominate a deserving colleague with a short video, taken with their phone, explaining why they are nominating a fellow firefighter for the program.”
The FDIC scholarship program prize includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Passes to attend all classes and FDIC exhibits
- Breakfast voucher
- Invitation to inauguration dinner
The registration link for the scholarship can be found on the FDIC website at www.fdic.com/scholarship.html. The 25 winners, to be announced in February, will be selected by the FDIC scholarship selection panel, which includes:
- Garry Briese, Executive director of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
- Ron Siarnicki, Executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
- Stephen Kerber, Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
- Honeywell First Responder Products Leadership