Indianapolis, Ind. – Yesterday, at the North American Snow Conference opening general session, APWA President Bo Mills announced the association’s adoption of a national Public Works First Responder symbol. The symbol is to be used throughout North America to recognize pubic works professionals’ federally-mandated role as first responders. To ensure this symbol has maximum exposure (on fleet vehicles, license plates, letterhead, hard hats, uniforms, public buildings and offices, etc.), APWA is making the symbol available to all public works agencies. In addition to purchasing items with the symbol in the APWA Store, agencies can download artwork directly from the APWA website. More information.. .