FIRE INSTRUCTORS & OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
John T. Ayers Fire Instructor of the Year - 1997
In 1989 the Fire Instructors and Officers Association developed and implemented the John T. Ayers Fire Instructor of the Year award for a New Hampshire Fire Service Instructor who has shown and demonstrated the skills, abilities, and attitudes of the late John T. Ayers. John spent his career as a firefighter then lieutenant on a busy truck company for the New York City Fire Department, retiring in the late seventies. He was hired by New Hampshire Fire Service Training and spent many years instructing, developing curriculum, and mentoring the younger generation of fire instructors. John and Peter Carver, were both instrumental in developing New Hampshire’s first Company Officer Certification program, which several states have used to model their program after. John finally retired, and due to ill health passed away a short time later. His legacy lives on in New Hampshire through this coveted award sponsored by the Fire Instructors and Officers Association. Recipients have included Captain Michael Clark (Hanover), Firefighter Rodney Towne (Hudson), Assistant Chief (retired) Peter Carver (Fire Service Training), Chief (retired) Barry Bush (Fire Service Training), and Director Richard Mason (NH Fire Academy).
If you wish to nominate an individual for this award please supply the following information by April 1, 1998.
Supply the name, date of nomination, address, telephone number, and employing fire department of the individual you are nominating.
Include the answers to the following questions:
1) Why do you feel that this nominee is worthy of receiving this award?
2) What traits or specialty does this instructor possess?
3) What do you feel this instructor will contribute during the next 24 months to the New Hampshire Fire Service?
4) Who are three other references that could authenticate the information you have provided?
5) This award will be presented on April 21, 1998, will you assure that you and your nominee will be present for the presentation?
Assure that you supply your name, address, telephone number, employing fire department, and all the above information to be received by April 1, 1998.
Mail To Be Received By April 1, 1998 To:
Richard A. Mason, Director
New Hampshire Division of Fire Standards and Training
10 Hazen Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03305