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Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation Scholarship for Fire and EMS

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation (YLD) annual scholarship is now accepting applications and is open to all active members of the fire & rescue and EMS. The organization was founded in 1988 in memory of Deputy Fire Chief James G. Yvorra, who was killed in the line of duty. Since that time, YLD has awarded $88,000 in scholarships to members of the fire and emergency medical services.

Jim Yvorra was a Deputy Chief with the Berwyn Heights (Maryland) Volunteer Fire Department and a nationally recognized author and editor in the fields of fire, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services. He died in the line of duty when he was accidentally struck by a car while investigating an accident scene on Interstate 95 near Washington, D.C., in January 1988.

The application deadline for is October 5th. Applicants can fill out an application online or you can download an application. For more information go to www.yld.org

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