New York state fire chiefs honor Motorola
The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs has honored Motorola for more than 40 years of support to the association, its members and its meetings statewide with a specially created commemorative sculpture to be displayed at Motorola’s world headquarters.
James G. Hannigan, the association’s executive director, made the formal presentation to Mike Worthington, corporate vice president and director of Global Market Operations and Strategic Communications for Motorola, at the New York association’s annual banquet and installation ceremony held June 9 at the Hotel Syracuse in Syracuse, NY.
The sculpture depicts a firefighter in full emergency gear using his portable radio. The entire sculpture also includes two, full-sized replicas of Motorola portable radios on either side of the firefighter. The sculpture will be on permanent display in the headquarters building of the Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector at the Motorola Center in Schaumburg, IL.
“The sculpture dramatizes how much firefighters today depend on their sophisticated communications systems to relay mission-critical information at the scene of an emergency,” said Hannigan.
The inscription on the sculpture reads: “The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs presents this award to Motorola, Inc., with sincere appreciation for its many years of support and cooperation to the numerous endeavors of the association. Especially, its generosity in providing radio communications for fire shows in Syracuse, New York.”
Motorola communications systems have been used to manage activities at the annual association event for many years. Open to the public, the event attracts as many as 25,000 visitors who come to see a variety of fire service displays and demonstrations. In 1996, the association moved the event to the New York State Fairground in Syracuse. Previously, it was held at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, near Monticello, NY.
The New York State Association of Fire Chiefs has 14,000 members representing 26 states and seven countries. The association provides its members a broad range of educations workshops, training programs and seminars.