Brandon Carrol and Concetta Sanfilippo, both graduates of Fire Science Technology and Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training at Lambton College were named co-recipients of the Stanley T. Murray scholarship at a ceremony held by the Canadian Fire Safety Association during their Annual Education Forum held at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in Woodbridge, Ontario on Friday, April 15, 2011.
Carrol and Sanfilippo were chosen for their dedication in Continuing Education in Fire Safety Studies. The recently established award is named in memory of Stanley T. Murray for his dedication to improving fire safety education and in particular continuing education in the area of fire science. The scholarship is valued at $1000 and Lambton students were the first recipients of this prestigious award.
“I think I won this award because I managed to convey my love of the program and field to the organizers of the scholarship,” said Carrol. “It is really going to help me continue my education at Lambton College. I can't wait to go back in September to see all the guys (and girls). It's an awesome group.”
“My education has been rewarding and has let me have a wider outlook on the fire service,” said Sanfilippo. “There is a ton of knowledge to be learned and taught, it's not just about a fire, fire truck, and water – it’s a mentally, and physically demanding job.”
For more information about the Fire Science Technology program, visit www.lambton.on.ca/FIRE. For more information about the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program, visit www.lambton.on.ca/PFET.