By Kaylee Lindenmuth
GIRARDVILLE - Announced today by the National Fire Protection Assocation, Girardville Fire Chief Frank J. Zangari has been awarded a National Fire Protection Assocation Star Scholarship Award "for his dedication in effectively reaching the public with fire safety education" according to a press release.
As an award recipient, Zangari will attend the assocation's Conference and Expo, held in June in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, Zangari will participate in training sessions, conference events, and a networking reception. According to the press release, the event serves as the premier annual event for fire, electrical, and building safety.
“Frank has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing Schuylkill County and all of Pennsylvania residents’ risk to fire and related hazards,” said Meredith Hawes, Regional Education Specialist for NFPA’s Public Education Division. “He is truly deserving of this award, and we’re thrilled to have him attend this year’s conference.”
Zangari is among 12 award recipients in the United States and Canada "who provide consistent and innovative outreach to their community; actively use and implement NFPA resources and programs, including Learn Not to Burn®, Remembering When™, or Fire Prevention Week; promote NFPA in their community, state or province; and/or are new, enthusiastic, fire and life safety educators interested in learning about NFPA programs and materials."
Winners were selected by NFPA’s Regional Education Specialists and Canadian Public Education Representative. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $2,000 and includes travel, conference registration, and lodging.