Assistant Chief Jody Durham (left) accepting the award on behalf of the Oak Ridge
Fire Department from President Steve Pegram (right), at the ISFSI Conference.

Mark Watson, the Oak Ridge City Manager, announced that the Oak Ridge Fire Department was presented with the Organization of the Year Award by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) at the 2016 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN.

The award was presented in recognition of the significant contributions the Oak Ridge Fire Department made as a co-host of the 2015 International Conference last year. There were more than 300 fire instructors from several different Nations in attendance of the conference in East Tennessee last October. The Oak Ridge Fire Department provided equipment, staff and logistical coordination for the conference. This was the first time the ISFSI International Conference had been hosted in Tennessee; however, after the success of last year’s conference the ISFSI is looking to return Tennessee in the upcoming years.

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