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IAFC Foundation Announces 2021 Fire Explorer Scholarship Recipients


Chantilly, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation (IAFCF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Fire Explorer Scholarship awards:

  • Madison Orlando, Explorer Post 3149 (Minnesota)
  • Jaxon Luraschi, Explorer Post 9700 (South Dakota)
  •  Seth Burkett, Explorer Post 2513 (Louisiana)  
  • Hayden DeLeon, Explorer Post 38 (California)

The IAFC Foundation, in partnership with the National Fire & EMS Exploring Office, coordinates the Explorer scholarship award to assist young men and women in pursuing a career in the fire sciences or another related academic program. The recipients this year are well rounded and active in their respective fire departments, schools, and communities.

According to Anthony P. Campisi, IAFCF President and President/CEO of Glatfelter Insurance Group, "We are delighted to provide these Fire & EMS Explorer Scholarships to assist our young men and women in their pursuit of a career in the fire and emergency services. These youths represent the future of the fire and emergency services, and it's imperative that we assist them in their quest to serve and protect our communities." 

Ken Stuebing, President and Board Chair of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, "On behalf of the IAFC Board of Directors, I want to congratulate all of the recipients. Go out there and do great things. I would also like to thank the IAFC Foundation and all involved in this great effort to help firefighters advance their knowledge and careers for their time and generosity." 

The IAFC Foundation provides scholarships that allow fire and EMS first responders to access the advanced learning opportunities necessary to prepare for today's complex world. The scholarship awards made by the IAFC Foundation impact the fire service and communities by providing first responders with the educational opportunities they need to lead the fire service and serve and protect our citizens. For more information about the Foundation and to donate, please visit www.iafcf.org

Fire & Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire & Emergency Services. Fire & EMS Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes young people to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The program's primary goals are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country. For more information on the Fire & EMS Exploring program, visit exploring.org/fire-ems.

For more information, contact the IAFCF staff at: foundation@iafc.org.


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