Lieutenant Paul D. Combs, Bryan (OH) Fire Department, has been named the 2018 Fire Engineering/International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award. Presenting the award at the FDIC 2018 General Session on Thursday were Steve Pegram, ISFSI president, and Glenn P. Corbett, technical editor, Fire Engineering.
“Please know this recognition doesn’t belong to me, but to everyone who has helped me along the way, and to my family, who supports my crazy dreams,” Combs noted. An instructor since 2000, Combs also instructs through his cartoons depicting timely fire service issues. They appear in Fire Engineering, FireRescue, and JEMS.
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The award incorporates the Fire Engineering Training Achievement Award previously presented at the FDIC. It is named for George D. Post, a long-time member of the ISFSI and a member of the Fire Department of New York. Post was an illustrator for fire service publications and developed instructional materials. Many consider him to be the father of visual training materials for fire service personnel.