Three years ago today on May 16, 2020, a massive explosion and fire on Boyd Street in Downtown Los Angeles led to a Major Emergency with more than 230 Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters on scene. A MAYDAY call was made when 11 Firefighters were trapped and burned. An additional firefighter was also injured on scene. Thankfully, these Firefighters from FS 9 in Skid Row were all rescued and admitted to the hospital for their injuries, with the last LAFD member being released after 65 days in the intensive burn unit.
The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF) Grant and Scholarship Program provides educational assistance to fire service members and their immediate families. The UFLACFF will be awarding the following grants and scholarships twice in year 2023:
Two – $2,000 grants/scholarship Four – $1,000 grants/scholarships Four – $500 grants/scholarships
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JUNE 1, 2023.
The Applicant must be an active firefighter, or a dependent of an active firefighter, wishing to further their education, or in need of assistance with tuition, books, materials, trade specific tools or equipment, internet access etc. For more information and to apply/download the application, please click on the link below. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning at today's General Membership meeting, the following UFLAC Fire Foundation scholarship and grants were awarded:
$2,000 Award Winners Brandon S. Smith Dean E. Hirsch
$1,000 Award Winners Kayla J. Ferreras Sarah G. Kemp Roy W. Egizi Katlyn P. Hamm
$500 Award Winners Jordan T. Handy Ashlyn D. Quinn Luke K. Vargas Emily S. Arellano Tyler L. Serrano Isabella N. Fortini Leanne E. Grant Presley E. Jones Matt Pritchard
With 48 applicants, we had the largest pool of applicants ever. We're proud to support any firefighter and their loved ones in pursuing their academic and professional goals. In attendance at today's meeting was Kayla Ferreras and her family. Kayla is pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing.