Two students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters Summer 2017 scholarship season.
Founder of Future Firefighters and retired, award-winning firefighter, Roland Dykes, expressed: “On behalf of the Future Firefighters Board of Directors and myself, I wish to thank all the applicants for their desire to serve others. Whether aiding their communities as a firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician, such individuals have elected a career that puts them on the front lines of challenging circumstances that will impact some of their neighbors. At Future Firefighters, we aim to support individuals along their chosen path of helping others in times of need.”
The Two Future Firefighters Scholarship Recipients Are:
August Faulkner from Gainesville, Georgia
August Faulkner is the recipient of a Future Firefighters Emergency Medical Services scholarship to attend Lanier Technical College in GA. Faulkner states, “After experiencing the ride-along, the fire station environment, and meeting some veteran firefighters, everything started making sense. I want to be a firefighter to make a difference in my community and in the lives of others. I want to be someone that people can look up to and can count on in a time of need.”
Chase Lee Louth of West Palm Beach, Florida
Chase Lee Louth is the recipient of a Future Firefighters Emergency Medical Services scholarship to attend Long Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Louth states, “There is nothing more in this world I want than to be able to save lives. I attend many programs which allow me to try and save people mentally and spiritually. With firefighting and EMS I will be allowed to try and help people physically as well. There is no greater purpose for my life. To serve others is what makes me happy and content.”
Future Firefighters Scholarship
Future Firefighters offers scholarships in the winter and summer of each year. These scholarships are for firefighter training and Emergency Medical Services training and are open to candidates from around the world.
The recipients of Future Firefighters scholarships are based upon practical, hands-on activity, personal initiative and an ability to express oneself cogently, all skills that are necessary to professional firefighters.
Potential recipients are required to visit a local fire department, set up an interview with a firefighter and get the Fire Station Captain to confirm their visit.
Applicants are also required write an essay about “Why They Want To Become A Firefighter.”
Future Firefighters then verifies the applicant submissions with their local fire station’s captain, as well as the training facility of their choice.
Future Firefighters provides scholarships (age 17 and above) in four areas:
- Fire Academy training
- Paramedic training
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
To learn more about Future Firefighter scholarships, visit the following link: FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS SCHOLARSHIPS.
To support Future Firefighter scholarships, please visit “DONATE TO FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS.”