The Illinois Fire Inspectors Association (IFIA) presented the 2009 Public Education Award to Marsha Giesler of the Downers Grove Fire Department. The award is presented to a member of the IFIA who has made outstanding contributions to the fire service through public education. The decision to name Giesler as this year’s award recipient was unanimous among her peers in the organization.
As the Public Education/Information Coordinator for the Downers Grove Fire Department, Marsha teaches fire safety and injury prevention to grade school children, as well as plan and implement safety programs for adults, civic groups and high-rise properties. She is also the media liaison for the department and writes a column for the Downers Grove Reporter called Hot Topics.
To learn more about the public education programs offered, visit the Downers Grove Fire Department Public Education website.