Michigan Fire Inspectors Society is proud to honor our members and those who help MFIS meet our mission and goals. We provide annual scholarships to burn survivors, members who wish to further their education, and members who wish to add residential sprinklers to their homes. We also honor a fire inspector and public educator each year through your nominations.
To nominate someone for an award or to apply for a scholarship please click on the corresponding link below.
Robert ‘Bob” Grabinski, Retired Deputy Chief Muskegon Township. He was a long-time fire investigator and had the Counties only K-9 Arson detection dog, Griz. His career, not only spanned Michigan Fire Service, but helping others throughout his life. He has always been a member of MFIS and a strong advocate of the Code and legislative change.
Steve Hammond, Fire Marshal, City of Muskegon Fire Department. Steve brings a positive attitude and a personal touch with everything he does. Along with his undeniable talent, Steve has always been a pleasure to work with. He is a team player and always manages to foster positive discussions and brings the best out of other fire inspectors.
Chris Mantels, Deputy Chief, Saugatuck Township Fire District. Chris is a profound fire service educator who has consistently demonstrated unique and innovative methods of informing and educating, for the benefit of children, students, and adults. Most importantly, Chris conveys these fire prevention and life-saving initiatives with passion.