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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTER’S SCHOLARSHIP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


01/29/20
               

For Immediate Release:

January 29, 2020

Contact:

Julie Happy

Community Affairs Manager

Spokane Valley Fire

509.892.4155

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SPOKANE VALLEY FIREFIGHTER’S SCHOLARSHIP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

APPLY THROUGH CCS FOUNDATION THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

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Spokane Valley Fire Firefighters care about education.  A scholarship fund for non-traditional students in the Spokane Valley area was established by Spokane Valley Firefighters to provide an opportunity for Valley area residents to attend college and earn a degree. The SVFD Firefighters felt that if they could help those members of the community improve their lives, the resulting effect would ultimately strengthen the Valley community and economy.

Applications are now being accepted through the CCS Foundation, now through February 28 for this scholarship opportunity.

SVFD Firefighters want more citizens in our community who are trying to better their lives and enter the workforce to be able to do just that.

“We may help our community when they are experiencing their worst days,” said SVFD Firefighter and Paramedic, Thomas Miller. “We can also help them reach their best days by providing the means and opportunities.  Helping them to attend a local community college training program changes us all.”

Every year, 5 to 8 scholarships are given.  SVFD Firefighters feel they can build a community connection by improving the lives of those they serve.  The students that receive the scholarships support, live, and work within the Spokane Valley Fire Departments Fire District.

Scholarships are directed toward nontraditional students who are pursuing a technical or vocational degree or certification, and who might be facing a financial hardship that is restricting them from reaching their goals. To be awarded an SVFD Employee Scholarship, applicants must live within the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s geographical service area and have been out of school for at least 6 months.

Although the majority of the funding comes from volunteer payroll deductions by SVFD employees. Donations can also be made two other ways!

  • A check can be made out to the CCS Foundation directly with ‘the George Sly Endowment’ written in the memo line.
  • Or, you can donate online at ccsfoundation.org.

 

About SVFD
Spokane Valley Fire Department serves the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Spokane County with a combined population of 125,000 across 75 square miles. SVFD firefighter crews which include paramedics and EMT’s, responded to more than 17,487 emergency calls in 2018.

Established in 1940, SVFD is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International; and, classified as an ISO Class 2 department by the Washington Survey and Ratings Bureau (WSRB).  SVFD is one of four accredited departments in the state and the only department with distinction as an ISO class 2.   

 

For more information about Spokane Valley Fire Department, visit www.spokanevalleyfire.com.

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