First Vehicle Services Receives Emerald Award

CINCINNATI—First Vehicle Services (FVS), a division of FirstGroup America, was awarded the 2009 Emerald Award by the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. This award is given to local businesses that demonstrate environmentally responsible business practices. FVS was awarded for methods of pollution prevention by a small business. The company was recognized for its attention to safety and commitment to becoming more environmentally friendly. To accomplish these goals, employees implemented new and efficient processes to safely complete their duties and appropriately dispose of hazardous and wasteful material. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 13.

 “Our policies and procedures have set us apart from other maintenance providers,” said Mike Best, general manager. “We are committed to continuing these processes and working to assist the county with their desire to promote a greener environment.”

For 16 years, FVS has been the maintenance provider for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, maintaining 3,200 vehicles for the county’s Sheriffs Office and 230 vehicles for the Fire and Rescue division. FVS works closely with its customers to develop customized solutions to fit their specific goals and budget needs. These solutions include complete operations and transit management services to comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs.

About First Vehicle Services

 First Vehicle Services, part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of contract fleet maintenance and management services in the United States. With more than 25 years of experience, First Vehicle Services maintains over 50,000 vehicles and equipment in the US and Puerto Rico for government agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit