Call for nominations: 2017 Benjamin Franklin Writer’s Award

Posted by: Maury Grundy | Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC), located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is pleased to announce that this year’s “Benjamin Franklin Fire Writer’s Award” annual nomination process is now open. The award program was created in recognition of Benjamin Franklin’s unique combination of being a writer and publisher and simultaneously an advocate for fire protection in the community.

Credited with the creation of one of the first fire company’s in 1736 in Philadelphia, Franklin went on to become one of our nation’s treasures as a thinker, writer and publisher of international repute. Individuals wishing to submit material for consideration in this contest should visit the Heritage Center website to obtain background information on the opportunity, the writing categories, and a downloadable application package.

Questions may be directed to NFHC President Ronny J. Coleman in California – IMPORTANT: Applications must be received at the National Fire Heritage Center by no later than close of business on May 17, 2017 to be considered eligible. Thank you.

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