La Plata Volunteer Fire Department via Facebook

Congratulations to Firefighter Tommy Swann on receiving the Silver Spring Trophy Award at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association’s annual convention!

According to the MSFA, “The Silver Spring Trophy was established in 1981 by the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department and accepted by the Executive Committee. This award is presented each year at the MSFA Annual Convention to an individual who does the most in fire prevention for his/her community. The award is for an individual effort and, therefore, submission of the entry must be for one individual rather than a group or department effort. The intent of the award is to recognize fire prevention activities which the individual performs within his/her community.”

Image courtesy of the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

We are incredibly proud of and thankful for Tommy and all of the dedication that he puts into our fire prevention program. He has developed our fire prevention program into an award-winning and productive effort that provides life safety education year round to a multitude of different groups.

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