Floyd Stene Memorial Award

Floyd Stene started his firefighting career in 1959 at 21 years of age.  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 passion for service. Floyd used his skills as a Firefighter, mentor and facilitator to assist many people over his decorated career. The Floyd Stene Memorial Award has been made in memory of his 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.


The Floyd Stene Memorial Award will be one award annually of $1,000.


  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
  • The award is open to applicants who are residents of BC
  • Be enrolled in one of the following programs: the Fire Fighter 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.
  • The student should be in good academic standing, with demonstrated community involvement and a commitment to their chosen career. Students are asked to include, as a part of their application, details on their community involvement supported by a letter of recommendation and a statement answering the question “Why have you chosen a career as a first responder?”  Share your passion!
  • Demonstrated financial need not met by other available sources of funding including student loans, grants, sponsorship, and work income will be considered.
  • Students must provide a letter of reference supporting active involvement.


Annually there is one application deadline:

  • October 30

Application Process

Download an application form.

Download a reference form.

Last updated January 12, 2019