City of Jackson Fire Department’s Public Education Coordinator Rico Bryson
Receives NFPA Scholarship Award
Rico G. Bryson, Public Education Coordinator of the City of Jackson Fire Department
has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to receive a
Star Scholarship Award for his dedication to effectively reaching the public with fire
safety education. As an award recipient, Bryson will attend NFPA’s Conference &
Expo in Boston, MA, June 4-7, where he will participate in training sessions,
conference events and a networking reception. NFPA’s Conference & Expo serves as
the premier, annual event for fire, electrical, and building safety.
“Rico has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing Jackson
residents’ risk to fire and related hazards and stood out in Tennessee for his
commitment to safety,” said Kelly Ransdell, regional education specialist for NFPA’s
Public Education Division. “He is truly deserving of this award, and we’re thrilled to
have him attend this year’s conference.”
NFPA chose 12 scholarship recipients from the United States and Canada who
provide consistent and innovative outreach to their community; actively use and
implement NFPA resources and programs, including Learn Not to Burn®,
Remembering When™, or Fire Prevention Week; promote NFPA in their community,
state or province; and/or are new fire and life safety educators interested in learning
about NFPA programs and materials.
Winners were selected by NFPA’s regional education specialists and Canadian public
education field advisor. Each scholarship is valued at $2,000 and includes travel,
conference registration, and lodging.
Mayor Gist stated, “Jackson citizens are very fortunate to have public servants like
Rico Bryson to serve our community. Rico sets an example for us all to follow.
Congratulations, Rico, for this special recognition.”
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating
death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300
consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and
advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the
NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org/. All NFPA codes and
standards can be viewed online for free at http://www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.