Six students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters February 2018 scholarships.
Award-winning retired firefighter and Founder of Future Firefighters, Roland Dykes said: “The Future Firefighters Board of Directors and myself thank all those who submitted scholarship applications. Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians are part of the backbone of their communities. Here at Future Firefighters we consider it an honor to support some of those who wish to help others through the fire service.”
The Six Future Firefighters Scholarship Recipients Are:
February, 2018 Future Firefighters Scholarship Recipients.
1. Joseph Jordan, Glendora, CA
Joseph Jordan is the recipient of a Future Firefighters scholarship. Jordan states, “I’m excited to say that I will be starting Mt. San Antonio College’s 66th Fire Academy, beginning February 26th, 2018. I want to thank Roland Dykes and all the other people involved with futurefirefighters.org for their efforts in helping me and helping so many others in pursuing dreams and goals in becoming, as the name says, “Future Firefighters.” This scholarship means so much to me and my family as it will help cover most of the cost of equipment, uniforms, transportation, and the academy itself. Again, I am so grateful for this opportunity and pray the LORD continues to bless Roland Dykes in his efforts in helping others through his organization.”
2. Giselle Paredes, Miami, FL.
Giselle Paredes is the recipient of a Future Firefighters scholarship to attend Miami-Dade College Fire Academy in FL. Paredes states, “I didn’t always know I wanted to be a Firefighter. So as a completely self sufficient 28 year old, attending Fire Academy full-time seemed unrealistic. This scholarship has lifted a weight off my shoulders and allowed me the flexibility I needed to making this goal of mine a reality. Thank you.”
3. Michael Ryan Jr., Neversink, NY.
“One of my friends asked me to go to the firehouse to see what it was all about and see if I would like to join the fire department. I went to the firehouse and from that point on, I felt the need to help my community, so I joined the Neversink fire department and went on a few calls as a junior volunteer firefighter.”
4. Charles Heflin, West Allis, WI.
Charles R. Heflin is the recipient of a Future Firefighters scholarship to attend Milwaukee Area Technical College in WI. Heflin states,”I am very grateful to have received this scholarship from Future Firefighters program. I am currently working towards receiving my Basic EMT certification, but will will then work on accomplishing my goal of becoming a certified paramedic and Firefighter. Proper education and training is the most important key in developing great emergency responders, which is something I hope to eventually become. Thank you again.”
5. Xavier Cojulun, Torrance, CA.
Xavier Cojulun is the recipient of a Future Firefighters scholarship to attend El Camino Community College in CA. Cojulun states, “Thank you so much for assisting me through my journey of becoming a firefighter! I plan to use this money to purchase a uniform, FISDAP testing modules, Castle Branch fees, Navigate 2 online study tools, and FTEC-144 and FTEC-1 books.”
6. Eric Rivera, Los Angeles, CA.
Eric Rivera is the recipient of a Future Firefighters scholarship to attend East Los Angeles College in CA. “This scholarship goes a long way towards paving a path towards my future. Not only is my determination renewed but so is my resolve to push myself to be the best I can be. I wish to thank FutureFirefighters for giving me the opportunity to succeed in new avenues I choose to pursue.”
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.”