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Akron Brass Sponsors FAMA Scholarship Award

Wooster, OH (September 2, 2013)Akron Brass Company was pleased to sponsor and present the 2013 winner of the FAMA Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of Maryland student Maria Theodori.

This award is given annually by FAMA and has been sponsored since 2009 by FAMA member Akron Brass. A presentation was made at the FAMA Technical Committee meeting which was held in conjunction with Fire-Rescue International Conference in Chicago, IL.

Theodori is majoring in the field of Fire Protection Engineering and was the recipient of the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the fire service. In addition to her academics, Theodori was recently elected as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Student Chapter ’13-’14.  “Training and education is a key part of the philosophy at Akron Brass. We want to help build those critical skills and knowledge to be successful in life as well as excelling as a leader within the fire and emergency service industry,” stated Dave Durstine, Vice President of Marketing. “Because of this, Akron Brass is honored to sponsor the Phillip L. Turner Scholarship.”

About Akron Brass Company: 

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life-safety, firefighting and emergency response equipment. Markets served consist of fire & rescue, petro-chemical, marine, military, airports, mining, specialty vehicles and bus & pupil transportation.  A Premier Farnell Company, Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2008 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Headquartered in Wooster, OH, Akron Brass has additional manufacturing facilities in Columbus, OH and Washington, IL, with sales offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, UAE.

About FAMA

The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association is a non-profit trade association committed to enhancing the quality of the emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient emergency-response vehicles and equipment. For more information, visit



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