Grant Expands Leadership Training for Next Generation Fire Service Leaders
Chantilly, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation (IAFCF) today announced it has received a $40,000 grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., to continue the Foundation’s efforts to train America’s future fire service leaders.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided grant funding in support of the IAFC Foundation’s leadership training initiatives. Since 2013, more than 1,000 company officers across the US have participated in the IAFC’s leadership program. This training follows the standards set forth in the IAFC’s nationally recognized Officer Development Program (ODP).
IAFC Foundation President Anthony P. Campisi, president and CEO of Glatfelter Insurance Group, said the Foundation is excited to continue providing officer development training across the U.S.
“We thank Motorola for its continued commitment to training our next generation fire service leaders,” Campisi said. “The demands and challenges confronting today’s company officers have never been greater. It’s imperative they have the education and training required to best serve their communities and fellow first responders.”
Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.
This year, Motorola Solutions Foundation grants will support programs that help more than 2 million students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe. There is a specific focus on providing grants to programs that impact underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans and others.
“We are very pleased to support the work of the IAFC Foundation,” said Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that foster innovation and drive change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they are making in the community.”
About IAFC Foundation
The IAFC Foundation provides scholarships that make it possible for fire and EMS first responders to access the advanced learning opportunities they need to be prepared for the increasing complex realities of the world today. For more information on Foundation giving and scholarship applications, visit www.iafcf.org.
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions, the leading provider of mission-critical communications, software and video solutions that help build safer cities and thriving communities. The Motorola Solutions Foundation makes strategic grants, forges strong community partnerships and fosters innovation by funding programs in public safety education, disaster relief, employee giving programs, and technology education. The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides over $11 million in support to over 250 charitable organizations and universities in over 30 countries annually. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation