The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) has awarded its 2015 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Tyler Lambert.
Lambert is a senior at Oklahoma State University and plans to graduate this year from the School of Fire Protection and Safety in the College of Engineering and Technology. He currently serves as a volunteer firefighter for Ingalls (OK) Fire Department while maintaining a 3.25 GPA. He received the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the fire service. The award is given annually by FAMA and has been sponsored since 2009 by FAMA member Akron Brass Co., a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life-safety, firefighting and emergency rescue equipment. A presentation was made today at the FAMA Technical Committee meeting held in conjunction with the Fire-Rescue International conference in Atlanta, GA.
During the application review process, the FAMA Education Committee asked students to explain their reasons to pursue a career in fire. Tyler responded, “I am passionate about a career in firefighting and challenged by the opportunity to someday serve as a fire protection engineer. I am fortunate enough to be able to continue to serve as a volunteer fire fighter while attending OSU. Firefighting runs in my family history. My father, my brother and I all serve on our hometown fire department in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.”
Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “The funds from this scholarship will help Tyler pay for his final year in the Fire Protection Engineering MS program at OSU.”
“Akron Brass is honored to sponsor the Phillip L. Turner Scholarship. Education is a key part of the philosophy at Akron Brass, and we feel it is our responsibility to provide individuals like Tyler an opportunity to build the critical skills and knowledge to be successful in life and as leaders within the fire and emergency service industry,” stated David Durstine, Vice President for Akron Brass.
On behalf of FAMA, we wish Tyler much success in his future endeavors.