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Adam P. Popiel of Oklahoma State University has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship given by the Fire | APparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA).

Popiel holds an associate degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College and is a junior at Oklahoma State University in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program.

Adam P. Popiel of Oklahoma State University has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship, given by the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA).

Popiel holds an associate degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College, and is a junior at Oklahoma State University in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Program.

Popiel works three campus jobs, while maintaining his grades, and is an active member of American Society of Safety Engineers and Society of Fire Protection Engineers. In addition, he serves as treasurer for the Student Association of Fire Investigators and the Apparatus Coordinator for the Fire Protection Society.

During the summers of 2006 and 2007, Popiel interned at the Central Mat-Su Fire Department in Wasilla, Alaska. “The greatest thing about the fire protection and safety fields is the ability to help and protect others,” Popiel says. “My short-term goal is to pass the fundamentals of engineering exam this spring, graduate and obtain a job within the municipal fire service. Through volunteering as a firefighter for the past 7 years, I have learned how rewarding the fire service is, and I want to remain a part of it.”

FAMA is a non-profit trade association committed to enhancing the quality of the emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient emergency response vehicles and equipment. For more information, visit www.fama.org.

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