First Responder Development Fund
With a $120,000 gift from Ms. Dotty Blacker, The First Responder Development Fund has been created. This fund has been designed to enhance and exclusively support the NWFSC Fire Academy, Law Enforcement Academy, Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs. This fund will contribute to special equipment purchases, facility upgrades and faculty development that will enhance First Responder training.
Previous gifts from Ms. Blacker have helped create the Public Safety Memorial and provided support to Public Safety training. Ms. Blacker’s contributions total more than $978,000 since February 2000, and have helped reshape the campus and transform vital programs. The effects of her generosity will be felt for years to come.
The picture below features current First Responder students standing in front of the Public Safety Memorial thanking Ms. Dotty Blacker for her generosity to their programs.