Three longtime CVVFA members have been honored with honors from prestigious fire service organizations.
Tom Savage was awarded the Commissioner Chet Henry Fire Service Advocacy Award presented by the PA Fire and Emergency Service Institute at their annual banquet for his long-term commitment to the betterment of the fire service. In addition to Tom’s work in the Commonwealth and in his community, his work in establishing the CVVFA Reputation Management Program was cited.
Jack Sullivan was awarded the Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s Dave Dodson Lifetime Service award at the FDSOA Apparatus Summit held in Scottsdale AZ. FDSOA Chairman Richard Maddox in presenting the award to Jack said Jack Sullivan has been a member of the FDSOA for many years and served as trainer and instructor in highway incident safety to thousands and thousands of fire and EMS personnel across the country,” said Maddox. “He is passionate and committed to keeping emergency personnel safe while operating at highway incidents.” He went on to say that Jack is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, where he shares specific, proactive strategies and tactics for protecting emergency workers from being struck by vehicles while working on or near roadways. It was noted Jack is the Director of Training for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute.
Steve Austin was selected to receive the 2018 CFSI/ Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford by the Congressional Fire Services Institute’s Board of Directors. The presentation will take place at the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 19th at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC. Steve is among a core group of fire service officials who were actively involved in the establishment of CFSI in 1989 and have maintained active roles over the last 30 years. He was elected Chair of the CFSI National Advisory Committee (NAC), holding the distinction as the only four-term chair in the organization’s history. His success as NAC chair was attributed to his ability to develop consensus among NAC members on a broad range of fire service issues.