http://salinapost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Salina-Kansas-Fire-Department.jpg NFPA's Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund committee selected the Salina Fire Department HazMat Response Team (HMRT) from Salina, Kansas, as the recipient of the 2012 Warren E. Isman Educational Grant.
Established by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) following Warren Isman’s death in 1991, the grant is named in honor of a man who was known to value training and education.
“The Salina Fire Department Hazmat Response Team is a proven leader in community involvement, education, emergency communications, and implementing cutting edge technologies,” said Ken Isman, chair of the Warren E. Isman Task Force, a subcommittee of the Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee and son of the late Chief Warren Isman.
Award recipients select a conference where they can attend specialized hazardous materials training and education sessions. The selected team has the opportunity to gain knowledge and enhance their ability to excel in this specialized field. The funds from the 2012 Isman Grant will make it possible for the Salina Fire Department HMRT to attend the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference in Baltimore, MD, May 2012.
To make a contribution to the Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund or for more information regarding the application process, visit NFPA’s website.