Floyd Stene started his firefighting career in 1959 at age 21. His passing in 2013 marked the end of his 55-year career. Floyd believed that in order to succeed as a first responder you have to have a passion for service. Floyd used his skills as a firefighter, mentor and facilitator to assist many people over his decorated career.
One award of $1,000 is available annually.
- Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
- A resident of British Columbia.
- Enrolled in one of the following programs: the Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate program (FFTC); Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) program; the Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) program, Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program or the Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) program and pursuing a career in the police, firefighting or paramedicine.
- Good academic standing, with demonstrated community involvement and a commitment to their chosen career.
- Details on community involvement supported by a letter of recommendation and a statement answering the question, “Why have you chosen a career as a first responder?”
- Demonstrated financial need not met by other available sources of funding including student loans, grants, sponsorship, and work income will be considered.
- A letter of reference supporting active community involvement.
- October 30