Winner of the 1st Annual GAFSED / Randy Carlisle Memorial Scholarship
L-R Arnold Harner scholarship Chair, Daniel Laughlin GAFSED President, Teresa Carlisle H&R Fire, Joy Wilson Heathers Mother, Camie Carlisle H&R Fire, Scott Lewis Scholarship Committee
The first annual GAFSED / Randy Carlisle Memorial Scholarship was awarded Friday night, March 21st, 2014 to Miss Heather Wilson of Loganville Georgia. Heather has completed her sophomore year of college at the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville Georgia with a career goal of becoming a pediatric nurse.
Heather had an outstanding essay as well as a stellar letter of reference from one of her college professors. She also provided the scholarship committee with a long list of Community Service activities that she has been or currently is involved in. For these reasons along with many others the GAFSED / Randy Carlisle Memorial Scholarship Committee along with the GAFSED Board of Directors was proud to donate a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to Mrs. Joy Wilson on behalf of her daughter Heather to further Heather’s college career.
This scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving high school senior or college student who has ties to GAFSED and to our industry here in Georgia. For more details and deadlines for applications check out the link on our web site at www.gafsed.org.
Thanks so much, Arnold Harner (Scholarship Committee Chairman).
George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory Groundbreaking Ceremony
Merrill Franklin represented GAFSED at the groundbreaking of the George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory Groundbreaking Ceremony. The groundbreaking ceremony of the George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory was held on Monday, April 21, 2014. This facility will be 2,400 square feet of state-of-the-art firefighting training. Training programs, which will include fully functional fire protection equipment, will provide Georgia Fire Service students with the opportunity to view, touch, and operate real fire protection systems.
2013 STANDARDS ADOPTED BY STATE OF GEORGIA
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has completed 2013 revisions of the following Standards pertaining to our industry:
• NFPA10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers 2013 • NFPA 17 Standard for Pre Engineered Dry Chemical Systems 2013 • NFPA17A Standard for Pre Engineered Wet Chemical Systems 2013 • NFPA 96 Standard For Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. 2014
These Standards are available for purchase now in both traditional hard copy, and electronic versions at www.nfpa.org
ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR; BOBBY AGGEE AMEREX CORPORATION
L-R GAFSED President Daniel Laughlin, State Fire Marshal, GAFSED Honorary Member Dwayne Garriss, Amerex VP Southeast Sales Bobby Agee, Amerex VP Special Hazards GAFSED Honorary Member Craig Voelkert.
The GAFSED Board chose Bobby Agee with the Amerex Corporation, as the 2013 Associate Member of the Year. Bobby was very active in GAFSED in 2013 often traveling from his home in Virginia to attend a GAFSED Quarterly Board meeting ‘s and lend support to our association. The Board thanks Bobby and Amerex for their involvement and support in making 2013 a Successful year.
GAFSED DONATES TO GEORGIA FIREFIGHTERS BURN FOUNDATION
Cindy Howell is again the Administrative Manager for GAFSED. As most members know, Cindy works at Swift Fire Protection and has been an active part of GAFSED for many years. Please contact her should you have questions or need assistance for membership or training at 706-283-8459 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .