Dwight Williams, founder of Williams Fire & Hazard Control, was among 13 new inductees into the National Fire Heritage Center's Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders during ceremonies Monday in Emmitsburg, MD. The Hall of Legends, established by the Heritage Center's board of directors, provides individual recognition of significant contributions and distinguished service to the fire and emergency services mission. Williams became a legendary leader in industrial fire protection and built a family business using innovative efforts to make industrial fire protection safer and more effective. He successfully extinguished or controlled over 100 major industrial fires. He contributed significantly to identifying new tools and practices, owning 59 firefighting equipment patents, and is recognized around the world as the leader in the field of flammable liquid firefighting. Other fire service leaders named to the Hall of Legends include: Ronny J. Coleman Retired Fire Chief, California State Fire Marshal, and founding...
Emmitsburg, MD - On Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, the National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will conduct a formal ceremony for this year’s inductees into the Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders Class of 2018 during the NFHC’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting. All interested are welcome to attend the event which will also include lunch. RSVP’s are requested to allow for food and beverage service. The Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders provides individuals recognition of significant contributions and distinguished service to the fire and emergency services mission. It is one of the most important initiatives undertaken each year by the National Fire Heritage Center. The Induction Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Vigilant Hose Company Activities Building (formerly Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company facility) at 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Those arriving early...