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September 25, 2017

Memory of long-serving firefighter lives on in new student award

Floyd Stene Memorial Award established by family of three generations of first responders

Floyd SteneFloyd Stene served his community as a firefighter for 55 years. His family has established a new student award in his memory at the
Justice Institute of British Columbia. 


A new student award has been established at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) in recognition of the life and contributions of former firefighter Floyd Stene.

Floyd served his community as a firefighter for 55 years, having started his career at age 21. He believed that to be successful as a first responder, you needed a passion for service – a passion he exemplified throughout his decorated career by using his skills as a firefighter, mentor, and facilitator to help many people.

The Floyd Stene Memorial Award was created by his family in honour and recognition of his service and dedication to those around him. “We decided to establish the award to memorialize Dad and to give people who are passionate about serving others some assistance in following their dreams,” said Floyd’s son, Carl Stene. “Floyd spent a lot of his career training others, so we thought it appropriate that we would continue to give to training others through this award.”

Floyd’s lasting legacy is carried on by his son, an active member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia, and his grandson, an active BC firefighter and paramedic, and JIBC graduate.

“This new award, established in memory of Floyd’s remarkable career and service, will have a strong impact on helping students follow their passion to be first responders in the same way as three generations of the Stene family,” said Tracy Campbell, Executive Director, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. “We are honoured the family chose to support JIBC and our public safety heroes of tomorrow.”

The Floyd Stene Memorial Award is a $1,000 annual award. Applicants must be BC residents enrolled in one of the following JIBC programs: Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate; Law Enforcement Studies Diploma; Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies; Primary Care Paramedic; or Advanced Care Paramedic.

For more details, please visit the Floyd Stene Memorial Award page. Applications for the first award are being accepted until October 30.

About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

For more than 20 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student scholarships and bursaries, new equipment and technology, and other tools related to student success. As the recipient and steward of charitable gifts, The JIBC Foundation is building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.

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