LELAND GAYHEART PREVENTION AWARD
Leland Gayheart was a 23 year old firefighter that lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991. As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. An honorarium is awarded annually to fire departments whose innovative efforts have demonstrated a statewide, countywide, or citywide impact on prevention and fire safety. This award is presented in joint effort by the Gayheart family and the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center.
The award is presented annually to the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award recipient. This prestigious award includes a $500 honorarium, and a plaque.
All Michigan Fire Departments that are actively involved in fire safety and prevention.
All nominees must complete a nomination form and adhere to the format and length limitation described below to be considered for the award. All entries must include the following:
All nominations will be reviewed by the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center. Programs are judged on the program design, outcomes, leadership role, target audience and impact on local, state or national level.
NOMINATION DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION
Apply now for the annual Gayheart Prevention Award! The nomination deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 15, 2015. Completed nomination forms and supporting materials may be mailed or faxed. Please note that supporting materials will not be returned. Download Nomination Form (PDF)
Attention: Leland Gayheart Award Committee
University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center
Injury Prevention Team
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, 1C435-UH
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033
2014 AWARD RECIPIENT
The winner of the 2014 Leland Gayheart Prevention Award is the Orion Township Fire Department for their Safety through Social Media program. Read the press release.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2013 Grand Rapids Fire Department - Outstanding work in prevention
2012 Brighton Area Fire Authority - Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign
2011 Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department – Special Needs Outreach
2010 Farmington Hills Fire Department - Project "Hot Stove," teaching do's & don'ts in the kitchen
2009 Michigan Fire Inspectors Society - Fire Prevention Calendar
2008 Oakland Community College Fire Training - Flashover Survival Training Program for firefighters
2008 Bloomfield Township Fire Department - Fire safety and injury prevention in schools
2006 Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department - Juvenile Firesetter Program
2006 Marquette Fire Department - Juvenile Firesetter Program
2005 Roseville Fire Department
2004 City of Taylor Fire Department
2003 Melvindale Fire Department
2003 Dearborn Heights Fire Department
2003 Rochester Hills Fire Department
2003 Tittabawassee Fire Department
2002 Monroe Fire Department
2001 Brighton Fire Department
2001 Ferndale Fire Department
2000 Grand Junction Fire Department
2000 Livonia Fire Department
1999 Harper Woods Fire Department