September 27, 2017

The Heartland Emergency Apparatus Technicians Association congratulates Dennis Bernard on being awarded the Graham Frazier Leadership Award for 2018.  Dennis has 17 years of experience working as a mechanic and has earned 7 ASE and 7 EVT certifications, holding masters certificates in both.  Dennis is instrumental in keeping fire apparatus running for the City of Lawrence, and is a leader in the shop with other techs asking for advise on repairs.  Dennis is a volunteer fire fighter with Bonner Springs, Ks and has set up blood drives to aid in cancer research.  As his normal mechanic duties are not enough, several years ago when a New York Fire truck came though Dennis worked on his own time to affect repairs to the unit. 
Make sure to congratulate Dennis on this award when you see him.



John Alden
H.E.A.T. Board Treasurer