FSTI Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Denis Onieal
SACRAMENTO, CA The 2016 FSTI Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award was presented on February 18th to Dr. Denis Onieal, Deputy Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration and Superintendent of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland during a private dinner in Sacramento. In attendance were all of the past recipients; Ronny J. Coleman, Dr. Denis Onieal, Paul Stein, Tom Forster, Bill Vandevort and Mike Metro. Howard Rayon was the first recipient of the FSTI Distinguished Service Award in 2009 during at 87th CSFA Annual Conference. By FSTI Board resolution the Award was named after Howard who was instrumental in the creation of FSTI and served both as corporate counsel and secretary until his death on October 19th 2009.