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Posted on: October 5, 2023

ZFD Public Educator receives Outstanding Hoosier Award

Rep. Becky Cash and Vincent Randolph

Zionsville Fire Department Public Educator Vincent Randolph received the Outstanding Hoosier Award from State Rep. Becky Cash. Rep. Cash presented the award during this week’s Citizens Fire Academy, an annual program that Randolph helps lead to allow citizens to gain knowledge about the fire service. 

The Outstanding Hoosier Award is presented to individuals who go above and beyond to make our district and state better, and that is exactly what Randolph does. He joined ZFD in April 2018. Prior to joining ZFD, Randolph was a FEMA Certified Fire and Life Safety Instructor with Firefighters Survive Alive!, Inc., a partnership education program of Firefighter Local 416 and the Indianapolis Fire Department. Under his leadership, a record number of people participated in the program. Additionally, he helped obtain a transportation reimbursement grant to aid cash-strapped school districts to continue to bring their students to the program.  

“Since joining ZFD, Vince has worked closely with dedicated fire crews, school administrators and staff to reimagine the Fire Safety Public Education mission. He leads the Citizens Fire Academy and continues to create educational opportunities for all ages. We congratulate Vince on this award and all his achievements,” said Fire Chief James VanGorder.

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