Coral Springs Fire Department honored with FireSlayer® of the Year award
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Each year, MSA honors the passion that drives all firefighters to perform selfless acts of bravery in service by honoring them with the MSA's FireSlayer® of the Year award.
This year, the Coral Springs Fire Department was selected from over 300 nominees. MSA Regional Manager Tom Vetras, presented the award in Coral Springs, Florida on March 31, 2009. Awardees are Lieutenant Scott Nathanson, lead paramedic Alden Prince, driver/engineer Daniel Doherty, firefighter/paramedic John Barry, and firefighter/paramedic David Tyrrell.
On the evening of May 12, 2008, the department received an apartment fire call. Once inside the building, Scott Nathanson and David Tyrrell discovered Nicole Veras and her two-month-old son Logan through use of their MSA Evolution® 5200HD Thermal Imaging Camera. John Barry and Alden Prince moved the victims to safety.
To honor the FireSlayer of the Year, MSA will donate $5,000 to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Burn Foundation, which is dedicated to burn prevention, dedication, and research. By honoring individual firefighters, MSA honors all firefighters.