The Ivan Meeker Leadership Award has been established in memory of Mr. Ivan Meeker. Mr. Meeker served The Firemen’s Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania and the PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute in various positions and offices. For many years Mr. Ivan Meeker showed excellence in the area of Leadership representing dedication and determination. The Ivan Meeker Leadership Award is presented to an individual that has exhibited excellence in leadership abilities to this organization their communities, our commonwealth or the nation. The award is to be presented annually in November to a deserving nominee exhibiting the leadership abilities and traits.
The criteria for nomination for this award are as follows:
- The nominee must have exhibited excellence in leadership qualities and abilities.
- A nomination form must be filled out with all the information requested. A narrative must be included with the nomination form explaining the reason for nomination and items listed for recognition. The Nominating Individual or Group must include information also on form. The Nomination Form is available upon request from PFESI.
IVAN MEEKER – FIRE SERVICE HISTORY
Ivan joined the Innes Hose Company (Canton Borough Fire Department), Canton, Pennsylvania in 1952 and soon became a member of the then popular contest team competing around the area. He also worked on the mapping team and color-coding of the Canton Fire area for response calls. He was elected President to the Innes Hose Company in l958, the youngest member to ever hold the office. He held this office until 1998. He was one of the founders of the Canton Firemen’s Fair held each July for the past 46 years. He also started the annual Firemen’s Dinner held each November to recognize and thank the local firemen. During his term of office, the Innes Hose Company acquired a Social Building, grounds to host their annual fair and outings, and constructed a new Firehouse. He organized and managed Bingo games to raise funds for the fire department for 25 years. He currently serves as Fire Police for the Innes Hose Company. Ivan was a First Aid Responder, Driver and Director of the Canton Firemen’s Ambulance Association from 1960 to 1994. Ivan has held the office of Secretary for the Bradford County Firemen’s Association since 1964. He organized and obtained instructors for the Bradford County Fire Schools from 1960 to the present time. He has booked units for the Bradford County Firemen’s Convention parades and has worked on various other committees. Ivan was instrumental in the organization of the Central Northern Tier Fire Training ground and program in Tioga County. He implemented and works the PA Firemen’s booth at Fire Expo formerly held in Lancaster and now in the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg each May. He has been active and held offices in both the Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Association and the Firemen’s Legislative Federation of the State of Pennsylvania. He has served as Northeast Director and also President of the Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania 1999-2000. He served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute. He also served as Chairperson of the Management Committee 2004 -2005 Nominated as Fire Fighter of the Year for the State of PA in 2004.
FIREMEN’S LEGISLATIVE FEDERATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
IVAN MEEKER LEADERSHIP AWARD
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Please mail this form to: PFESI, 223 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101