Trauma Burn Center
It is an honor to announce the recipients of the 2020 Leland Gayheart Prevention Award! Congratulations to the Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority for its Fire Safety Squad program and to Hopkins Area Fire Department for its Community Fire Prevention programs. Learn more about the annual Gayheart Prevention award here.
Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. An honorarium is awarded annually to fire departments whose innovative efforts have demonstrated a statewide, countywide, or citywide impact on prevention and fire safety. This award is presented in joint effort by the Gayheart family and the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center. This prestigious award includes an $1,000 honorarium and a plaque. Submit a nomination proposal by September 10, 2020.
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