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Akron Brass Presents Scholarship to Fire Protection Student Julie Bryant

Scholarship Recipient Plans to Make a Difference in Fire Protection Engineering

San Antonio, TX, August 18, 2016 – The Akron Brass Company, a unit of IDEX Corporation, is pleased to sponsor and present the Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship in conjunction with Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) to University of Maryland student Julie Bryant.

Bryant plans to graduate this December with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering, which she will continue to pursue at the Masters level. In addition to her studies, Bryant is also a member of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, Station 11 Branchville Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad. Bryant has gained invaluable experience in fire protection and continues to generously donate her time, skills and knowledge. She is an ongoing instructor for an outreach project designed to teach high school students about important fire protection concepts and supports the university as a teaching fellow for the freshman Hot Topics in Fire class. During her ‘free time,’ Bryant completed Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Fighter 1 courses with plans to become a certified Paramedic. Bryant has a desire to help those in emergency services by using her degree to improve personal protection equipment.

Akron Brass is honored to again partner with FAMA, as it has done annually since 2009, in awarding The Phillip L. Turner Scholarship. A presentation was made at the FAMA Technical Committee meeting held in conjunction with the Fire-Rescue International conference in San Antonio, TX. David Durstine, Akron Brass’ Vice President of Marketing and FAMA President stated, “Julie’s persona epitomized the values, efforts and behaviors that this award was designed to recognize. On behalf of Akron Brass, we wish Julie success and happiness with her future plans.

(Pictured left to right: David Durstine, Julie Bryant, Tim Van Fleet)

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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. Akron Brass is ISO 9001 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Akron Brass is a unit of IDEX Corporation [NYSE:IEX], an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies and fire, safety and other diversified products.

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 For more information on Akron Brass, visit

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Kim Morrow

Director of Marketing


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