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The Floyd Stene Memorial Award has been made in memory of Floyd's service and dedication to those around him. His lasting legacy, and his passion for service and family, are carried on by his son, C. Stene, an active member of the RCMP in BC, and his grandson, U. Stene, an active firefighter and paramedic in BC.

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.


eligibility Criteria
  • 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.


Application Deadline
  • September 30


Application Process

Download and complete an application form.

Download and complete a reference form.