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Los Alamos Fire Captain Wendy Servey has been awarded a scholarship from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to attend the Tampa 2 Fire Safety Summit. The scholarship will provide Captain Servey with conference registration fees, airfare, and lodging, so that she may attend the summit from March 10-12, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.
Servey was chosen from a field of more than 150 applicants. The scoring matrix for selection was determined via a 6000 character essay submission related to the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives. Scholarship applicants were asked to explain in the essay to explain how they had utilized the life safety initiatives during their career and to explain their ideas for future expansion and development of the initiatives.
When informed of the scholarship award, Fire Chief Troy Hughes stated, “We are very proud of Captain Servey. Her initiative to improve not only herself professionally, but to actively contribute to the betterment of LAFD as a whole has not gone unnoticed. She is truly an asset to the Los Alamos Fire Department.”
Servey’s fire service career started in Ohio where she served seven years in a career fire department. She later moved to New Mexico where she served two years with the Santa Fe County Fire Department. She was hired by the Los Alamos Fire Department a little more than seven years ago. Since her hiring, she has been promoted to Captain.