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2016 North Carolina Remembering When™ Scholarship


 National Fire Protection Association 

One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-770-3000 ● www.nfpa.org

2016 North Carolina Remembering When™ Scholarship 

September 13-14, 2016 Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is committed to helping communities reduce injuries and deaths related to fire and falls among older adults through the Remembering When Program. NFPA will select teams from up to 22 communities to attend the 2016 NC Remembering When Conference. Participants will receive training to reach older adults through group presentations and home visits. This conference is in partnership with State Farm Insurance, NC Baptist Aging Ministry, NC State Fireman’s Association, American Red Cross, and the NC Department of Insurance-OSFM.

Scholarship Award 

Each Remembering When Award is valued at more than $500 and includes:

  •  A training workshop in Concord, NC from September 13-14, 2016, for each team.
  •  Lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge on September 13th, 2016.
  •  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the training.
  •  Ongoing support from NFPA for program implementation.

We are looking to train teams who are: 

  •  excited to help older adults reduce injuries from fires and falls.
  •  committed to building a community outreach program.
  •  enthusiastic about strengthening partnerships to support older adult community members.
  • Teams must have the authority, commitment, and ability to oversee local implementation of the Remembering When Program through group presentations, home visits, and training for additional program implementers.

Each team will consist of two people including:

  •  a life safety educator who is a member of the fire department.
  •  a home health visiting professional or volunteer from an agency serving older adults.

One team member agency must already have a home-visit mechanism in place. Consider agencies such as the visiting nurse associations, home health care agencies, church outreach groups, civic organizations, and meal delivery programs when seeking potential partners.

Application Materials: 

  • Each team must submit the following materials with their application:
  •  Letter of commitment from the chief of the fire department supporting the participation of the fire department in this project.
  •  Letter of commitment from a leader in each partner agency supporting the participation of the applicant in this project and briefly outlining the agency’s role and ability to conduct presentations &/or home visits in the project.
  •  An essay explaining your team’s need and ability to make a strong, continued impact on older adult safety by using the Remembering When program.

Community Follow-up Obligations 

  • The following team requirements must be fulfilled in the year following conference attendance:
  •  A minimum of five group presentations for older adults using the Remembering When program.
  •  At least one train-the-trainer session for the partner agency home visitors.
  •  At least 25 home visits with Remembering When program materials integrated into each visit.
  •  Submission of a final report to NFPA by March 1, 2017.

How to Apply 

Submit one copy of the application, essay, and letters of support from your fire chief and leader(s) of the partner agency, no later than the close of business on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. NFPA will notify award recipients on or before July 1, 2016. 

Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. All events and meals are funded for invited attendees only. Other incidentals including parking, additional meals, incidentals, mileage etc. will be the responsibility of attendees.

Email the entire application to:

Kelly Ransdell 919-717-0017

E-mail kransdell@nfpa.org

Questions? Call or email Kelly Ransdell 

2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients. We wish you every success in your academic future and are proud to be able to contribute by awarding you a well deserved scholarship.

George Horace Moore Scholarship

EasternBreannaM.SilenceHigh SchoolAssociatesVerona
AllisonK.GriffinHigh SchoolAssociatesBethel Community Fire Protection Association
JerriT.BlackmanHigh SchoolAssociatesColumbus County FMO
JoshuaL.JerniganHigh SchoolBachelor’sGrantham
HannahL.CarnerHigh SchoolBachelor’sElizabeth City
BrittanyW.PittardHigh SchoolBachelor’sRheasville
JohnA.DeeseVol. FirefighterAssociate’sQueheel
NicholasA.WillisVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPrinceton
JamesS.MooreVol. FirefighterBachelor’sElevation
KevinS.Marks, Jr.Vol. FirefighterBachelor’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
ChistopherT.BrockCareer FirefighterAssociate’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
AdamT.BrownCareer FirefighterAssociate’sSelma
MichaelB. SmithCareer FirefighterBachelorsLeland
BrentT.HamiltonCareer FirefighterBachelorsWashington

Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship

PiedmontTannerC.SmithHigh SchoolAssociatesEast Side
LoganW.WhitakerHigh SchoolAssociatesDanbury
MakaylaL.StuartHigh SchoolAssociatesApex
TrevorL.CollinsHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
MadeleineC.HeynHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
AustinC.SharpeHigh SchoolBachelor’sClemmons
EmilyR.SpechtVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPinecroft Sedgefield
CodyW.JoynerVol. FirefighterAssociate’sFair Grove
TammyS.PattersonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sMineral Springs
DarrenF.ZiglarVol. FirefighterBachelor’sWalkertown
AdamH.StuartCareer FirefighterAssociate’sApex
JosephA.DixonCareer FirefighterAssociate’sFayetteville
MarkA.SapierCareer FirefighterBachelorsGuilford County FMO
JasonD.MyersCareer FirefighterBachelorsThomasville

George M. Bartlett Scholarship

WesternZacharyC.HinsonHigh SchoolAssociate’sConover
JoscelynM.SharpHigh SchoolAssociatesAndrews
AnthonyD.LittleHigh SchoolAssociatesMills River
JaredL.WardHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreen River
JordanT.SturgisHigh SchoolBachelor’sLenoir
AnaG.ReevesHigh SchoolBachelor’sWilkesboro
CodyA.DurkeeVol. FirefighterAssociate’sMarion
SeanSullivanVol. FirefighterAssociate’sWest Macon
MichaelT.WaltonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sDrexel
CorbinA.HylandVol. FirefighterBachelor’sRobinson
MarkR.StaffordCareer FirefighterAssociate’sConover
JonathanC.WhisnantCareer FirefighterAssociate’sGastonia
BryanC.MooreCareer FirefighterBachelorsSkyland
ShaneE.MacheyCareer FirefighterBachelorsAsheville

Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship

EasternDonaldL.BurnsVolunteer & CareerMastersWilmington
PiedmontMathewG.BrittVolunteer & CareerMastersSeven Lakes
WesternKevinA.GordonVolunteer & CareerMastersWaco Community

NCSFA Grant Program

MathewW.CoxCareerGrantBald Head Island

Is my child eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firemen’s Association then you are eligible to apply for any of the applicable scholarships to help further your child’s education.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.

Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firemen’s Association then you are eligible to apply for the regional scholarships.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.

Register Now for the NVFC Training Summit


Register Now for the NVFC Training Summit


Scholarships available for two-day classroom training event


Registration and course selection is now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) Training Summit. The Summit will take place Friday, June 3, from 8am-5pm and Saturday, June 4, from 8am-noon in Grapevine, TX. The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMTs, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States. Find out more and register now at www.nvfc.org/summit.


This two-day seminar will provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, network, and participate in valuable training. Attendees will be able to select six out of 12 breakout sessions to attend over the weekend, addressing firefighter cancer, behavioral health, recruitment and retention, modern fire behavior, functional fitness, and more. Click here for a full course list with descriptions and instructor information.


Grapevine, TX, located in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, is easily accessible via the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). The Training Summit will be held at the Embassy Suites Dallas DFW Airport North, which provides a complimentary shuttle to DFW, breakfast, evening reception, and parking. Find more travel information at www.nvfc.org/summit.


The registration fee for the Summit is $75, which provides two days of training from nationally-recognized instructors and a hosted lunch on Friday, June 3. To help more first responders attend, a scholarship is available for select attendees. The scholarship will reimburse up to $500 per person for travel expenses, including lodging and mileage/airfare. In addition, the registration fee will be waived (or reimbursed, if you have already registered). Click here to apply for a scholarship. A maximum of two representatives per department can receive reimbursement. To be considered eligible for reimbursement, you or your department must be a current member of the NVFC. Membership options and benefits can be found at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest.


Find detailed travel information and register today at www.nvfc.org/summit. Can’t make it to the Summit? Access dozens of on-demand online courses at www.nvfc.org/classroom.


Questions? Contact the NVFC at 240-297-3568 or Rachel@nvfc.org.




About the National Volunteer Fire Council

The NVFC is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.