PV firefighters award scholarships

In June, the Pahrump Valley Professional Fire Fighters presented two graduating high school students each with a $500 scholarship. These education-based donations are part of an annual effort for the firefighters to further education in their community.

Dee Handley and Sara Williams of Pahrump Valley High School were each presented with scholarships. Handley is planning to go to nursing school and Williams will be going into political science studies.

Justin Snow, president of the Pahrump Valley Professional Fire Fighters, said, “We are proud to give back to the youth in our community through helping fund their education.” He goes on, “We selected these recipients due to their high academic achievements and desire to go into public service, and are glad to help them out financially to attend college.”

The Pahrump Valley Professional Fire Fighters Local 4068 is comprised of 27 full-time members who serve 40,000 permanent residents. They are a full-service fire and rescue department providing fire suppression, hazardous material, fire prevention, fire inspections, technical rescue, advanced life support (ALS) and emergency medical services (EMS). The Pahrump Valley Professional Fire Fighters view service to their community on and off the job as a continuous foundation for their association.