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Tim Hynes Foundation Names 2015 SMTA Scholarship Recipient

SNELLVILLE, GA. The Tim Hynes Foundation is proud to announce that Flight Paramedic Randy Scott, from the University of Utah AirMed program, is the 2015 recipient of the Foundation's Scholarship award to the Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA).

The Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to enhance, promote and develop a culture of safety within their work environment. In his role of Safety Chairperson, Randy is directly involved in developing safety processes and procedures at AirMed, and conducts safety and survival training year around. Most recently he has undertaken line operations safety audits to improve safety compliance with flight crews at AirMed's seven bases, operating both rotor and fixed wing aircraft.

The Tim Hynes Foundation's commitment to safety in the transport communityis acknowledged through the financial support of campaigns, education, and through best practices that enhance safety every day.

The THF conducts fundraising events, such as annual golf outings and silent auctions to raise awareness and support for safety in the medical transport industry. These fundraisers are supported and attended by numerous air medical, critical care professionals and industry leaders as well as corporate sponsors. To find out more about how to become involved as a THF sponsor, contact the Foundation headquarters at 770-979-6372.

Tim Hynes was an IAFCCP founding member who was passionate about his profession. He lost his life in a rescue mission in 1998. Tim was an active member of the AirMed Flight team when he was killed. "It would be a fitting tribute to him to have one of our own benefit from his sacrifice," remarked Doug Morgan, Chief Flight Paramedic for University of Utah-AirMed.

Randy will attend the SMTA June 8 – 12, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, as a first year student. The Scholarship award covers tuition and housing for the two-year program.

The foundation is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization supported by fellow philanthropic donations.

Randy Scott