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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Todd Pearce of the Bentonville Fire Department

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 Kelly Ransdell


Quincy, MA...Todd Pearce of the Bentonville Fire Department, has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to receive a Star Scholarship Award for his dedication in effectively reaching the public with fire safety education. As an award recipient, Todd Pierce will attend NFPA’s Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June, where he will participate in training sessions, conference events, and a networking reception. NFPA’s Conference & Expo serves as the premier annual event for fire, electrical, and building safety.

“Todd has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to reducing Bentonville residents’ risk to fire and related hazards,” said Kelly Ransdell, regional education specialist for NFPA’s Public Education Division. “He is truly deserving of this award, and we’re thrilled to have him attend this year’s conference.”

NFPA chose 12 scholarship recipients from the United States and Canada who provide consistent and innovative outreach to their community; actively use and implement NFPA resources and programs, including Learn Not to Burn®, Remembering When™, or Fire Prevention Week; promote NFPA in their community, state or province; and/or are new, enthusiastic, fire and life safety educators interested in learning about NFPA programs and materials.

Winners were selected by NFPA’s Regional Education Specialists and Canadian Public Education Representative. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $2,000 and includes travel, conference registration, and lodging.


About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. 

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