WADE CRIDER SCHOLARSHIP

Alan Wade Crider was a founding member and the first President of the Georgia Public Safety Fire Investigator’s Association. Wade worked diligently in the development of the association by-laws and established the association as a 501-c3 which gives the association a not-for-profit business and tax exemption. He was also one of the organizers of all the Association’s conferences until his untimely death.
To respect Wade and his contributions to this organization and the State of Georgia, the Board of Directors have had the honor of developing the Wade Crider Scholarship. The Board of Directors made this decision shortly after Wade’s passing and wanted the organization to honor a man that has brought so much to the field of public fire investigations.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit a one-page essay titled “Why I want to attend the Georgia Public Safety Fire Investigators Seminar”.  In the essay, the applicant must describe why they would like to attend the seminar and what they think they can take back to their department from the seminar. The essay must include the applicant’s name, organization, and all contact information. Essays may be submitted via email to gapsfia@gmail.com or US postal service to PO Box 84, Athens, GA 30603.The essay must be submitted on or before January 1st by 12:00 PM. Anything submitted after that time will not be considered. The recipient will be informed by no later than March 1.
The winner of the scholarship will be provided a free seminar registration and lodging at the seminar. All travel and food expenses are the responsibility of the recipient. 
Once all essays are submitted the Board of Directors will review the essays and award the first scholarship at the 2020 seminar. If you do not win this year, you will be eligible to submit another essay next year. The winning essay will not be eligible to win again for 3 years. 

 

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fire investigation equipment grant

In 2021, Georgia Arson Control (GAC) established a Fire Investigations Equipment Grant Program designed to put needed equipment into the hands of
Fire Investigators. Since its inception in 1979, GAC has been dedicated to
helping public safety fire investigators in the State of Georgia. We believe
that by helping to provide fire investigators with needed equipment they will
better be able to serve their communities.


This grant is a resource that can provide equipment such as digital cameras,
portable scene lighting, cellular trail cameras or we can work with you on
your specific needs. Applications are accepted year round, but are reviewed
semi-annually.


To learn more about Georgia Arson Control or to apply for the Fire Investigations Equipment Grant, go to www.georgiaarsoncontrol.org.

georgia arson control scholarship

Georgia Arson Control is proud to be a supporter of the Georgia Public Safety Fire Investigators Association.  To help support the GPSFIA and the Public Safety Investigators in the State of Georgia, GAC sponsors a scholarship to the Georgia Public Safety Fire Investigators Association Arson Seminar.  Applicants must be an active member of a public safety agency, but do not have to be a member of the GPSFIA to be eligible.

 

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit a one-page essay titled “Why I want to attend the Georgia Public Safety Fire Investigators Seminar”.  In the essay, the applicant must describe why they would like to attend the seminar and what they think they can take back to their department from the seminar. The essay must include the applicant’s name, organization, and all contact information. Essays may be submitted via email to gapsfia@gmail.com or US postal service to PO Box 84, Athens, GA 30603.

 

The winner of the scholarship will be provided free seminar registration and lodging at the seminar. All travel and food expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.  If you have any questions regarding the Georgia Arson Control Scholarship, you can call Ken LeCroy at 770-361-9680 or email at ken@georgiaarsoncontrol.org.