Three criminal justice majors: Holly Bowman, Kyle Fryman, and AJ Richmond, were selected for the City of Edgewood Fire/EMS Department’s Firefighter Scholarship Program. The program was developed in response to the vital need for personnel to serve in the fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. Funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the program awards scholarships in the form of tuition assistance for students currently pursuing a college degree. Eligible recruits receive up to $5,000 per semester to help pay college tuition. In addition to maintaining a full time course load at TMC, these recruits are being trained for their certification in firefighting and/or an EMT basic certification through classroom instruction and hands on training.
The City of Edgewood Fire/EMS Department is a progressive fire department in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to a five-square mile residential and light commercial area of Kenton County. Additionally, the department maintains extensive automatic and mutual aid contracts with surrounding cities as well as throughout Northern Kentucky. The department is served by a combination of career, part-time, intern, and volunteer personnel committed to maintaining a high quality public service.