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Phil Sayer Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Philip Sayer, founder of the Galt Fire Department, later to be renamed the Galt Fire Protection District, dedicated his time and resources to the improvement of funding and training for volunteer fire departments nationwide. During his fire service career, he was the FFAM and Missouri’s representative to the National Volunteer Fire Council. He also served as a member of the Executive Board of the NVFC. While on the NVFC board, he sat on numerous committees that shaped the standards used to evaluate fire department and officer requirements. He was instrumental in the Fire ACT grants and keeping them funded when efforts arose to cut them. He also served as FFAM’s Legislative Committee Chairman and in 1995 was credited with helping to pass a state law which created the Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission. Phil chaired the Commission until he passed away on December 14, 2007.


The Scholarship

This Scholarship provides Missouri volunteer fire fighters and volunteer fire officers the opportunity to further their skills and education by paying their tuition to attend Fire School in Columbia, February 7-9, 2014.

The Fire Education Commission has earmarked a total of $3000 for scholarships to be awarded for Winter Fire School.  Each awarded scholarship will provide for no more than 12 hours of course tuition. 

If an applicant would like to apply for a course of longer duration, the applicant would be responsible for the remaining tuition balance. 


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