On August 22nd, Former Village of Glendale Ohio Fire Department Chief Dave Moore and current Africa Fire Mission Executive Director, received the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and MAGLITE®.
Chief Moore was honored for his extraordinary work saving lives of firefighters and civilians in Africa as leader of the Africa Fire Mission. The Africa Fire Mission provides free training and personal protective equipment to under resourced fire departments all over the continent of Africa.
Robert Rielage, the former Fire Marshal of the State of Ohio and current Reserve Fire Officer and Special Projects Manager for the Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS said, “My friend and colleague Chief Moore as the founder and Executive Director of the Africa Fire Mission has helped save countless lives on the African Continent. He walked away from a successful career and toiled for years as an unpaid volunteer to run the Africa Fire Mission to help save both firefighter and civilian lives far away from his home and richly deserves this honor. The training and equipment provided by the Africa Fire Mission has reduced firefighter and civilian deaths from traffic related accidents, equipment failures and other dangers present in today’s firefighting.”
The National Firefighter Hero program is a joint effort between MAGLITE® and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The program periodically honors single firefighters, groups or whole departments for extraordinary commitment to upholding excellence in firefighting and related activities.
“It’s always a good day when we can take the time to acknowledge the great work being done by firefighters and fire departments around the country,” said Chief Ronald Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “Thanks to MAGLITE, more people will now know about the great efforts by the fire service to keep us all safe.”
“Our commitment to our firefighters and other first responders is part of our culture and history at Maglite and we will never waiver from it,” said Anthony Maglica, Founder and CEO of Mag Instrument Inc. “This is why we are committed to supporting this program and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. I am very happy to honor these true heroes with this award and a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in their name which will be permanently displayed on a brick at the National Fallen Firefighters Walk of Honor®.”