FAMA announces 2008 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship award

The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) officially announced the recipient of this year’s scholarship award. “On behalf of the FAMA membership, I am honored to report that Justin Gerber has been selected as the 2008 FAMA Phillip L. Turner Scholarship recipient,” stated Paul Carpenter, Chairman of the Scholarship Subcommittee. Justin begins his junior year this fall at Oklahoma State University, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology.

Justin’s goal is to achieve a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and become a licensed engineer. In addition to his classes, Justin works as a chef to support himself, and just completed a summer internship at Rolf Jensen & Associates as an inspector of suppression systems. He also is active in three fire and safety engineering associations.

Chairman Carpenter and the FAMA Scholarship Subcommittee recommended Justin as this year’s scholarship recipient because of his passion for the fire service and for his ambition and desire to pursue an education that should allow him to help integrate the fire service with the technical aspects of fire protection engineering. Justin also is dedicated to following his father’s mechanical engineering career by becoming a licensed engineer. “We believe that Justin 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 Justin pursue his goals,” noted Carpenter.

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 the association of choice most committed to enhancing the quality of the emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient emergency response vehicles and equipment.

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