Trauma Burn Center seeks candidates for Leland Gayheart Prevention Award

August 16, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Leland Gayheart was a 23-year-old firefighter who lost his life due to a devastating burn injury in 1991.

As a tribute, the Leland Gayheart Prevention Award was created to encourage prevention programs within local fire departments. An honorarium is awarded annually to fire departments whose innovative efforts have demonstrated a statewide, countywide or citywide impact on prevention and fire safety.

This award is presented in joint effort by the Gayheart family and the U-M Trauma Burn Center.

The prestigious honor includes a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque.

Click here for entry requirements and to find the nomination form.

Please note, all nominations must be postmarked by Oct. 5.