Firefighter Hero Award (August 2019) - Chief Dave Moore

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Maglite honor Chief Dave Moore with the Firefighter Hero Award

Chief Moore will be honored by Maglite and the NFFF for his extraordinary efforts to save lives through the Africa Fire Mission


Cincinnati, OH  – On August 22nd, former Village of Glendale Ohio Fire Department Chief and current Africa Fire Mission Executive Director, Dave Moore will receive the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and MAGLITE®.

Chief Moore will be honored in a ceremony on August 22nd by MAGLITE® and the NFFF for his extraordinary work saving lives of firefighters and civilians in Africa as leader of the Africa Fire Mission.  The Africa Fire Mission provides free training and personal protective equipment to under-resourced fire departments all over the continent of Africa.

Robert Rielage, the former Fire Marshal of the State of Ohio and current Reserve Fire Officer and Special Projects Manager for the Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS said, “My friend and colleague Chief Moore as the founder and Executive Director of the Africa Fire Mission has helped save countless lives on the African Continent. He walked away from a successful career and toiled for years as an unpaid volunteer to run the Africa Fire Mission to help save both firefighter and civilian lives far away from his home and richly deserves this honor.  The training and equipment provided by the Africa Fire Mission has reduced firefighter and civilian deaths from traffic-related accidents, equipment failures and other dangers present in today’s firefighting.”

“It’s always a good day when we can take the time to acknowledge the great work being done by firefighters and fire departments around the country,” said Chief Ronald Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “Thanks to MAGLITE, more people will now know about the great efforts by the fire service to keep us all safe.”

The National Firefighter Hero program is a joint effort between MAGLITE® and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  The program periodically honors single firefighters, groups or whole departments for extraordinary commitment to upholding excellence in firefighting and related activities.

“Our commitment to our firefighters and other first-responders is part of our culture and history at Maglite and we will never waiver from it,” said Anthony Maglica, Founder and CEO of Mag Instrument Inc.  “This is why we are committed to supporting this program and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  I am very happy to honor these true heroes with this award and a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in their name which will be permanently displayed on a brick at the National Fallen Firefighters Walk of Honor.”

The event honoring the department will take place on Thursday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at the Great Oaks FireTraining Academy located at the Great Oaks Career Campus, 3254 E Kemper Road, City of Sharonville Ohio.

Media Note:  Fire academy trainees will be training during event.  Equipment to be donated to the Africa Fire Mission will be on display for B-Roll purposes.  Interviews with presenters and honorees will be available.  Interviews can also be scheduled in advance.


About Mag Instrument:

Mag Instrument, manufacturer of the Maglite® flashlight, is proud to be a U.S.A. manufacturer. Each flashlight is a result of an obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and a commitment to perfection. Founder, owner, and president Anthony Maglica has guided his company’s growth from a one-man machine shop in 1955 to an enterprise that has proudly employed thousands of American workers since it produced its first flashlight in 1979. For more visit:


About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation:

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor and remember America's fallen firefighters.  Since 1992, the nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. For more information on the NFFF and its programs visit


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