Awards & Scholarships

Chief James G. Yvorra Award for Fire and Emergency Services Responders

Chief James G. Yvorra Award for Fire and Emergency Services RespondThe intention of the Chief Yvorra award or scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an individual, organization, or group who has the potential to improve leadership development in the fire and emergency services through training and education. To that end, individuals may apply for scholarships or groups may apply for funding for a leadership related project. The selection criteria include:

  • Potential for the applicant to have a positive impact upon the future of his or her organization and the emergency services community, especially as it relates to developing future leaders.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to professionalism and becoming a good leader in the emergency services through training and education.
  • Currently serving as an active duty civilian or military career or volunteer firefighter or emergency management officer.
  • Analysis of three letters of recommendation submitted with the application. Consideration will be given to any individual with a level of experience ranging from firefighter, company officer, chief officer, or emergency management officer.

 


Donald E. Sellers Award for Emergency Medical Responders

Donald E. Sellers Award for Emergency Medical RespondersThe intention of the Donald Sellers Award is to provide financial assistance to members of the Emergency Medical response community through scholarships to individuals who desire to further their training and education. The selection criteria include:

  • Potential for the applicant to have a positive impact upon the future of his or her organization and the emergency services community, especially as it relates to improving the emergency medical services.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to improving the emergency medical services in the applicant’s community through training and education.
  • Currently serving as an active duty civilian or military career or volunteer Emergency Medical Technician or emergency medical officer.
  • Analysis of three letters of recommendation submitted with the application. Consideration will be given to any individual with a level of experience ranging from Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or emergency medical officer.

 


Chief John M. Eversole Award
for Hazardous Materials Emergency Responders

Chief John M. Eversole Award for Hazardous Materials Emergency RespondersThe intention of the Chief Eversole award or scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an individual or organization that desires to pursue training or educational activities related to hazardous materials or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response. The selection criteria include:

  • Individuals or groups applying for the Chief Eversole scholarship should be a member of a hazardous materials response team, or be involved in a civilian career or volunteer or U.S. military hazardous materials/WMD response mission.
  • The type of the proposed training or educational activity that may be eligible covers a broad spectrum of possibilities, but the award and scholarship committee will make the award based on the declared need and the ability to further enhance a person or organizations ability to respond to a hazardous materials or WMD incident.
  • Ability to take lessons learned and apply them department wide or regionally.
  • Group project ideas that may result in a broad impact across the hazardous materials response community are encouraged.
  • Analysis of three letters of recommendation submitted with the application.

Consideration will be given to any individual with a level of experience ranging from Hazardous Materials Technician to HazMat/WMD Officers.