Congratulations to Chief Dennis Compton, Chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors, who recently received the 2016 James O. Page EMS Achievement Award. The annual award is presented to a leader who has made a positive impact on a national scale, creating and promoting non-clinical innovation and achievements in fire service EMS management.
“Chief Compton has distinguished himself as a respected, knowledgeable and admired leader in the fire service,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “We could not be more pleased for him in receiving this prestigious award. He exemplifies what many of us aspire to in terms of putting knowledge and experience into action.”
With more than 32 years in the fire service, Compton has served as the Assistant Fire Chief in Phoenix, as well as the Fire Chief in Mesa. He is a past Chairman of the International Fire Service Training Association and past Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Institute. Chief Compton continues to support fire-based EMS in his role as Co-Chairman of the Fire-Service Based EMS Advocates.
The award honors those who demonstrate enthusiasm and dedication toward fire-based EMS, professionalism and vision, a desire for achievement, a drive for excellence, and exemplary performance and leadership.
Chief David Becker, Chair of the EMS Section, along with award sponsors Physio-Control presented the award to Compton at the recent general session of Fire-Rescue Med, a leading, national educational forum for fire-based EMS officials hosted by the IAFC.