From: Steve Tullis, SHS Awards Chair
The SHS Section is proud to announce the winners for the 2019 Safety, Health and Survival Awards.
The section awards recognize both organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to health and safety within their own organizations and the fire service as a whole.
Every year, winners are selected by a committee appointed by the Safety, Health & Survival Section. The awards will be presented during the section’s general business meeting, to be held on Wednesday, August 7 2019, at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta, GA.
The winners that were selected in each category represent themselves, the SHS Section, and the fire service as a whole by going above and beyond to improve the safety and health of their members and organizations. All of the award winners meet the criteria for their award category.
Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award – Chief Craig Haigh of the Hanover Park Fire Department
Sponsored by Provident, this award is presented to a chief executive officer of a fire department (of any size or composition) who has demonstrated a unique commitment to fire service health and safety.
Billy Goldfeder Fire Service Organizational Safety Award – Chief Frank Babinec of the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
Sponsored by VFIS, this award is presented to a fire service organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment or made a signification contribution.
Chief Sandy Davis Safety Officer of the Year Award – Assistant Chief John Whalen of the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department
Cosponsored by SHS-FDSOA and MSA, this award is presented to a safety officer who has made a significant contribution to their organization or the fire service as a whole.
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Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award – Fire Engineer Casey Jones of the Little Rock Fire Department
Sponsored by WHP Training Towers, this award is presented to an SHS Section member in recognition of personal commitment and achievement.