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EFO Symposium & Awards

Applied Research Project Awards

A significant measure of the professionalism of any occupation is the quality and quantity of the research the discipline is based on. Each year, NFA faculty selects ARP research projects that demonstrate creativity, excellence in research design, and results that will save lives and reduce property loss in the United States for years to come. Authors of these projects receive the NFA's Outstanding Research Award. Learn more

2015 Outstanding Research Winners

2015 Outstanding Research Winners

Presented Sept. 2016
(L-R) Battalion Chief Joshua Goyet, Battalion Chief Ronald Powers, Fire Chief Andrew Baxter, (Not pictured) Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson


2014 Outstanding Research Winners

2015 ARP winners


2013 Outstanding Research Winners

2013 award photo

Presented Sept. 2014
(L-R) EFO Section Chair Pat Kelly, Deputy Chief Michael Allora, Fire Marshal Victor B. Williams, Division Chief Michael "Allen" Walls, Captain Frank W. Soto, Jr., EMS Division Chief Stuart E. Mills, and National Fire Academy Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal. Not pictured: Battalion Chief Lauren Johnson.


2012 Outstanding Research Winners

2012 Outstanding Research Award Winners (NSEFO)

2012 Outstanding Research Winners

Presented Sept. 2013
(L-R) BC Steven Brooker, BC Lauren Johnson, Administrator Scott Somers, ACF Michael Dell'Orfano. Not pictured: David Cohen, Christopher Watson


2012 Outstanding Research Award Winners (NSEFO)

25th Anniversary Applied Research Legacy Winners

Presented Sept. 2013
(L-R) FC Cecil "Buddy" Martinette Jr., DC Bernard Williams, Captain Brian Ashton, Kenneth Wood