California Fire Mechanics Academy

Vincent Morello Memorial Scholarship


Vincent Morello was a fire mechanic for the City of New York for twelve years before being hired as a FDNY firefighter. He served with Engine 283 and then Ladder 35 in Manhattan. Vincent made the supreme sacrifice at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is NOT a resident of the State of California. Selection of the recipient is made by the Board of Directors of the California Fire Mechanics Academy, Inc. It covers tuition, textbooks and the out-of-state tuition fees. 

Sal Giacopelli, FDNY Apparatus Mechanic and the first recipient
of the Vincent Morello memorial scholarship congratulates
Patrick Murphy of FDNY as he accepts the 2006 scholarship.


Scholarship Recipients


2003  2004   2005  2006
Salvatore Giacopelli
FDNY
New York, NY

Andy Diamond
FDNY
New York, NY
Peter S. Kucynski
City of Flagstaff, AZ

Patrick Murphy
FDNY
New York, NY

John M. Stankus, Sr.
Kings County Fire District #44
Auburn, WA

2007 2008 2009 2010
Pablo Perez
FDNY
New York, NY

Matthew Wilkinson
US Fire Equipment,
Tacoma, WA
Caleb P. Fitts
US Fire Equipment,
Olympia, WA
Alan J. Birkholz
Mountain View Fire & Rescue
Auburn, WA

2011 2012 2013 2014
No Application
Submitted

John Evangelou
FDNY
New York, NY
Sean Self
Sulphur Springs Valley
Electric District
Wilcox, AZ
No Application
Submitted

 
2015
     
Anthony Holowachuk
City of Prince Rupert
British Colombia, Canada