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The Chief Clarence L. Cash Jr. Firefighter Foundation Probationary Award

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Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Chief Clarence L. Cash Jr. Firefighter Probationary Award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the Shelby County Fire Department Firefighter Recruit program

  • Submit a video by


Video Submissions Guidelines

  • Submit a video of yourself answering the following questions

1. What attracted you to public service?

2. What sets you apart from other candidates?

3. After the fire academy, what are your plans for furthering your education in fire service and what goals do you have set for yourself in this career?

  • The video must be at least 3 minutes and doesn’t exceed 5 minutes.

  •  Include your name, email address, and phone number.

  • Submission form will be available June 1, 2023. Click here to submit video.


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 06/30/2023 at 11:59 P.M. CST.


Pre Recorded Video Interview Tips for Candidates

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