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Akron Brass Sponsors 2015 FAMA Scholarship Award

Presented to recipient Tyler Lambert

Wooster, Ohio – On August 27, 2015, The Akron Brass Company was pleased to present the 2015 winner of the FAMA Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Tyler Lambert.

The award is given annually by Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) and has been sponsored by FAMA member, Akron Brass for the past seven years. The award was presented to Tyler at a FAMA technical committee meeting which was held in conjunction with Fire-Rescue International Conference in Atlanta, GA.  

Tyler is in his final year at Oklahoma State University and is enrolled in the Fire Protection Engineering MS program. He currently serves as a volunteer firefighter for Ingalls (OK) Fire Department while maintaining a 3.25 GPA. He received the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the fire service.

“Education and training are an important philosophy at Akron Brass,” stated David Durstine, Vice President. “It is our commitment to provide individuals like Tyler an opportunity to build critical skills and knowledge to be successful not only in life but as a leader within the fire and emergency service industry.”

Akron Brass is honored to continue partnering with FAMA in awarding this scholarship every year. We wish Tyler the very best with his future plans.

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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

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 & student transportation.  A Premier Farnell Company [LON:PFL], Akron Brass is ISO 9001 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.

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