Aurora Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Wendy Lippman will receive the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Maglite
Chief Lippman will be honored in a ceremony on June 25thby Maglite and the NFFF for Her Extraordinary Commitment to the Emotional Health of Firefighters
On June 25, the Aurora Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Wendy Lippman, will receive the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and MAGLITE®.
Lippman will be honored in a ceremony on June 25th by MAGLITE® and the NFFF for her extraordinary commitment to the emotional health of firefighters.
In her letter nominating Chief Lippman, Sherri Jo Stowell said, “Battalion Chief Wendy Lippman has dedicated herself to protecting the emotional health of her fire department family. She truly recognizes the need to address the stress and emotional trauma that firefighters experience on the job and the strain it has on their personal lives. She refuses to allow this issue to be pushed aside because it is uncomfortable for many to face. She has been willing to push back against the resistance, to say it’s time to be pro-active, it’s time to prevent the next tragedy related to firefighter mental health.”
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.
“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.”
“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 Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012.
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: http://maglite.com/
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. The Foundation also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the NFFF and its programs visit www.firehero.org.
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