First Responders Receive F.I.R.E Scholarship

In order to help recruit, preserve and honor first responders for their committed service and dedication to the communities where they volunteer, the Town of Huntington has provided the second annual F.I.R.E. Scholarship Awards, a tuition reimbursement grant, which awards a $500 scholarship to four outstanding responders. The funding for the scholarship is provided through the Firefighter/Emergency Medical Services Incentive Recruitment Enhancement (F.I.R.E.) Program.

The check was presented on May 18, during the Fire Chiefs Council Meeting held at Northport Village Fire Department.  The winners of the second annual F.I.R.E. Scholarship Awards are Samantha Mohr from the Huntington Community First Aid Squad, Jacquelyn Stio, Robert Rosciano, and Gerard Rosciano from the Dix Hills Fire Department.

In order to be eligible for this program, volunteers must have received credit for a year of firefighting or ambulance service from the previous calendar year, must be enrolled in an approved undergraduate degree program in NY State, have a course load of 6 credits per term and attend school within 50 miles of the volunteer organization. 

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I'm pictured with Councilwoman Susan A. Berland, Gary Hontz, Treasurer, Dan McConnell 2nd Vice President, Robert Rosciano Firefighter Dix Hills Fire Department, Jacquelyn Stio Firefighter Dix Hills Fire Department, Gerard Rosciano Firefighter Dix Hills Fire Department, John McKenna President, John McDonough 1st Vice President of the Town of Huntington Fire Chief’s Council.