Chief Dennis Compton receives Dr. John Granito Award

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation congratulates Chief Dennis Compton, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, on receiving the Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research. The award was presented recently by the International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management (IFSJLM) for his outstanding leadership and management practices and contributions to the fire service.

“We could not be more pleased for Chief Compton in receiving this important award. He exemplifies what many of us aspire to in terms of putting knowledge, research and leadership into action,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF.

Chief Compton presented the keynote address as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Research Symposium sponsored by Fire Protection Publications immediately prior to the IFSTA Validation Conference in Tulsa, OK.

The award is named in recognition of Dr. Granito, Professor Emeritus and Retired Vice President for Public Service and External Affairs at the State University of New York at Binghamton and an internationally known public safety management consultant. This year Chief Compton was the unanimous choice for the prestigious award.

Read more about Chief Compton here.