FAMA Awards 2021 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship to Grant Yardley
July 30, 2021 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2021 Phillip
L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University (OSU) student Grant Yardley.
Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “Grant was selected to receive the
$5,000 scholarship because of his overwhelming passion and sincerity.”
During his first year at OSU, Yardley defined his career path through the Fire Protection and
Safety Engineering program. “Fire protection and safety to me is the perfect way to produce
meaningful work that has potential life-saving implications,” noted Yardley. His exposures in this
field over the last few years confirmed his commitment to protect life and property of others.
Yardley is working toward a degree in fire protection engineering, “and to continually improve
technology and safety practices through innovative research and applications in the interest of
The Phillip L. Turner Scholarship is awarded annually by FAMA and has been sponsored by the
Akron Brass Company since 2009. Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of
high-performance life safety, firefighting, and emergency rescue equipment. This year, Hale
Products joined Akron Brass to support the highly desirable scholarship. Hale builds high-quality
firefighting equipment and is known for its exceptional quality and advanced technology. Akron
Brass and Hale Products, business units of IDEX Fire & Safety, are both members of FAMA.
“As a leader in innovative fire suppression products for over 100 years, we understand the
importance of education and its role in the advancement and progression of our industry. Akron
Brass and Hale Products are pleased to continue our longstanding commitment to FAMA and the
Phillip L Turner scholarship program. We are thrilled to recognize Grant Yardley as this year’s
scholarship recipient,” stated Brian Houk, Vice President, IDEX Fire & Safety.
On behalf of FAMA, we wish Grant Yardley a successful career in fire protection engineering.
The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) is a non-profit trade association
organized in 1946. Members of FAMA are committed to enhancing the quality of the fire apparatus
industry and emergency service community through the manufacture and sale of safe, efficient
fire apparatus and equipment.