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Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County Firefighting Scholarship

The Firefighter Scholarship Program was developed by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Broward County to assist students with funding to complete their education needed for a career in the Fire Service. The Fire Chiefs’ Association will make their scholarship support available to students attending Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Fire Prevention or Fire Academy programs.

In the State of Florida, and across the nation, the fire service is experiencing a shortage of qualified trained personnel.  In South Florida, with the combination of a cross-trained workforce and the turnover of existing personnel due to retirements, Broward County is feeling the effects of the shortage. 

Due to the increasing cost of education and the amount of time required to complete the necessary training, the Fire Chiefs’ Association feels that its commitment and financial support to the Firefighter Scholarship Program can make a difference.

The main purpose of the Firefighter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to needy students.

The Fire Chiefs’ Association believes this program will help students to meet the educational requirements needed for employment in fire services within Broward County. 

The purpose of this program is to assist students interested in a future with the fire services in Broward County and to expose students to a rewarding career in the field of Fire Rescue Service.

Paramedic Paul Besaw Future Community Hero Scholarship

The For Paul Foundation was founded in honor of 36-year-old Critical Care Flight Paramedic Paul Besaw, killed in the line of duty on June 1, 2017. During Paul’s 18 years in EMS, he helped others through teaching and training. Paul was the guy that you called when you needed help on a call. He would always answer eagerly no matter the time and would never pass judgment. Paul was not only a dedicated paramedic but he was a loving husband to his wife Dawn and the most attentive and caring father to their daughter Allison who was 5 at the time of her father’s death.

The For Paul Foundation and IAFF4321 Present the 2022 Future Community Hero’s Scholarship

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The South Florida F.O.O.L.S

Strike a Box Fire Fighting Scholarship

In Partnership With The For Paul Foundation

The For Paul Foundation and The South Florida Fools are excited to offer this opportunity for individuals that have completed EMT or Paramedic School and would like to attend a fire academy.
Requirements:

  • 1000 word essay
  • Recommendation letter from a First Responder
  • Reside in Dade or Broward County
  • Must have completed EMT or Paramedic School 
  • Deadline for the 2022 Scholarship is April 1, 2022  extended to April 15, 2022.

**The scholarship will be issued directly to a Florida fire academy of choice**
For more details or to apply email forpaulfoundation@gmail.com or call 954.540.0268

Dr. Craig Manifold EMS Scholarship Fund

Dr. Manifold was a true leader in the EMS community and a key role player in bringing together the Gathering Of Eagles and the First There First Care EMS Conference.

Dr. Manifold spent his entire professional career focused on enhancing emergency medical services (EMS), from training emergency medical technicians to sharing his knowledge and expertise of emergency and disaster medicine on the international stage.

Dr. Manifold knew with focused education and training, EMS personnel could save more lives. This scholarship will support High School EMS education and assist with costs associated with completing an EMT program by high school students.