FAMA Announces 2006 Scholarship Award

Lynnfield, MA, July 28, 2006 - The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (FAMA) officially announced today the recipient of this year's scholarship award. "On behalf of the FAMA membership, I am honored to report that Jon Ryan Hamill has been selected as the 2006 FAMA Scholarship recipient," stated Peter Darley, Chairman of the Scholarship Subcommittee. Jon will be starting up as a senior this fall at Oklahoma State University, and is pursuing a bachelors of science degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology.

Jon's goal is to achieve a Master's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering. Besides Jon's classes, he works two part-time jobs, serves on two fire student chapter organizations and is currently president of the American Society of Safety Engineers for OKU. Jon also finds time to serve as a volunteer fire fighter for the Ripley Fire Department.

Chairman Darley, and the FAMA Scholarship Subcommittee, recommended Jon for his passion for the fire service and for his ambition and desire to pursue an education that should allow him to help integrate technical aspects of fire protection engineering with today's fire service. "We believe that Jon has the potential to make significant contributions to the Fire Service throughout his education and career. The FAMA membership is proud to provide this scholarship to help Jon pursue his goals."

The missions of the FAMA Scholarship Subcommittee are to support and recognize fire protection engineering universities, and to cooperate with other FAMA committees on various research projects. The Subcommittee's goals are to reinforce the Association’s relationship with noted universities, thus supporting worthy fire protection students, and to provide the FAMA membership with supplementary research data when required.

The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association is a non-profit trade association committed to improving business conditions and advancing and protecting the interests of the fire and emergency services industry through effective communication. FAMA members work closely with national and international fire service and fire industry organizations, assist in the development of safety and performance standards, and develop programs for improving fire apparatus and equipment.