FAMA Awards 2022 Phillip L. Turner Scholarship to Andrew Tivadar
August 3, 2022 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2022 Phillip
L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of New Haven student Andrew Tivadar.
Lou Milanovich, FAMA Education Committee Chair, stated, “Not only is Andrew an active
volunteer firefighter, he is also a very driven and passionate student at the University of New
Haven. He plans to graduate next May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection
Engineering with a minor in Civil Engineering. As Andrew successfully balances being a full-time
student, while serving as a volunteer firefighter and working two jobs, he is well deserving of the
Phillip L. Turner Scholarship.”
Dedicated to protecting the citizens of his hometown, Tivadar is an active member of the Long
Hill Fire Department in Trumbull, CT. Tivadar joined the department in December 2017 and now
holds the following certifications: Fire I, Fire II, Aerial Operator, and Hazmat Awareness and
Operations. He is a Driver/Engineer for the engine and the rescue truck at his station. Recently,
Tivadar received the Chief’s Award for Outstanding Dedication to the department and currently
serves on their Board of Directors.
To pay for his education, Tivadar currently works as both a small engine mechanic and as a fire
protection consultant while maintaining his position on the Dean’s List. As a fire protection
consultant, Tivadar analyzes drawings and performs building surveys to evaluate the condition
and code compliance of buildings, fire alarms and fire protection systems and designs. He
witnesses the testing of fire alarms and fire protection systems and assists in the preparation of
construction documents and specifications for fire alarm and fire protection designs.
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. Hale Products joined
Akron Brass in 2021 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 are IDEX Fire & Safety brands and are FAMA members.
“As leaders in innovative fire suppression products for more than 100 years, we value the
importance of education and its role in leading the next generation in shaping the future of the fire
and rescue service. Akron Brass and Hale Products are honored to continue our partnership with
FAMA and the Phillip L Turner scholarship program. We are thrilled to recognize Andrew Tivadar
as this year’s scholarship recipient,” said Brian Houk, Vice President, IDEX Fire & Safety.
On behalf of FAMA, we wish Andrew Tivadar 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.