California Fire Mechanics Academy

Matthew R. Will Memorial Scholarship

Matt Will was a 30-year-old heavy equipment operator with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection who died October 8, 2007 as a result of a bulldozer rollover while battling the Colorado Fire in Monterey County.

This scholarship is awarded annually to any individual interested in attending the California Fire Mechanics Academy. Selection of the recipient is made by the Board of Directors of the California Fire Mechanics Academy, Inc. and includes tuition and textbooks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.
Chris Reidinger
2014 CFMA Matt Will Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Recipients

2009  2010  2011  2012
Robert Isom
Central County Fire Dept.
Robert M. Washburn
Presidio of Monterey Fire
J.L. Mangono
Cal Fire/San Juan Batista Fire
Scott Bohannan
Brunswick Mechanical
 2013  2014
Fernando Nunez
Central County Fire, Burlingame
Chris Riedinger
Cal Fire, Monterey/San Benito Unit
Josh Fenton
Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo Unit