Call for 2018 Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award Nominations

National Fire Heritage Center

The National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC), located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is pleased to announce that this year’s “Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award” annual nomination process is now open. The award program was created in recognition of Benjamin Franklin’s unique combination of being a writer and publisher and simultaneously an advocate for fire protection in the community.

Credited with the creation of one of the first fire company’s in 1736 in Philadelphia, Franklin went on to become one of our nation’s treasures as a thinker, writer, and publisher of international repute. Individuals wishing to submit material for consideration in this contest should visit the Heritage Center website at to obtain background information on the opportunity, the writing categories and a downloadable application package.

Questions may be directed to NFHC President Ronny J. Coleman in California –  IMPORTANT: Applications must be received at the National Fire Heritage Center by no later than close of business on April 17, 2018 to be considered eligible.  


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