The Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation has awarded TEEX up to $15,000 to support training for women in fire and emergency response programs.
The foundation is named for Anne McCormick Sullivan, who died in the Line-of-Duty on May 31, 2013, during the 5-alarm Southwest Inn fire in Houston, along with three fellow firefighters, following a roof collapse.
The donation will provide financial reimbursement to outstanding current female students in the TEEX Firefighter Recruit Academy, EMT or Paramedic programs. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for the scholarship and tuition reimbursement. The recipients will be selected by the foundation once they have successfully completed their certification.
The foundation hopes to increase the number of women in the fire service by giving opportunities to those who are pursuing education and training in the firefighting industry. As stated on its website: “Anne was so passionate about firefighting, and to be able to encourage and support fellow women who have the same passion, would allow Anne's legacy to live on.”