At the September PFRA meeting, FF/P Bryan Benefiel (2A) shared his appreciation to PFRA for maintaining the bank account for the Plano Fire Softball Team. The Plano Fire softball team has won the gold medal for the past two years in statewide leagues, competing against other FD, PD, and public safety teams. Please help us support the growth of their team and join their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PlanoFireSoftball/ The team is also looking for a corporate sponsor to help them with game-entry fees and equipment costs.
PFRA congratulates Madison Poe, Cole Campbell, and Tionne Stubblefield, who are the 2017 PFRA Scholarship Award recipients.
The PFRA application review committee had a very difficult time being able to select only three recipients as the entire pool of candidates were all outstanding. The committee sends their appreciation to everyone who submitted an application and we know all these students will have a very successful education and career ahead of them.
Madison Poe is the daughter of Steve Poe, Battalion Chief at Station 12. She will be attending Texas A&M in the fall, majoring in Political Science and continuing onto Law School to eventually become a family lawyer. She plans to open her own non-profit legal practice to give priority to children who are victims of verbal and emotional abuse committed by their parents. Madison was a straight A honors student while taking 7 Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and was awarded as an AP Scholar with Distinction in 2016. In addition to academics, Madison is also active in cheerleading and dance, where she also has won numerous top-place awards from competitions throughout her high school years. Congratulations Madison!
Tionne Stubblefield is the daughter of Michael Stubblefield, FF/P from Station 3C. She will be attending Lyon College located in Batesville, Arkansas, studying medicine with an interest in becoming an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Because of her high academic standards and an interview at Lyon College, she has been awarded an Honors Fellowship at the college. Congratulations Tionne!
Cole is the son of firefighter Wesley Campbell at Station 5A in Plano. Cole has proven himself as a student who has maintained a 4.0 average throughout high school. Cole has been accepted at Colorado State University where he plans to study Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. He states that he…”finds a great deal of satisfaction being outdoors, and has a desire to protect and manage our natural resources.” Congratulations Cole!
On Saturday, June 3, PFRA hosted the Plano Fire-Rescue Appreciation Picnic at the Heritage Farmstead. Plano firefighters and personnel were able to come out with their crews and their personal families to enjoy games, prizes, face painting, photos, and lots of great food from El Fenix.
PFRA sends a very special Thank You to all the sponsors who donated items, gifts, and food for the picnic, as well as the whole staff at the Plano Heritage Farmstead. Our thanks also goes out to all the volunteers who helped with the setup and games.
On Saturday May 13, PFRA hosted the regional Texas Citizens’ Fire Academy Alumni Association meeting in Plano at the William E. Peterson EOC behind Station 12. The presentation topic of this meeting was Fire Engine Restorations, and featured presentation by Richardson, Plano, and other cities as well. On display at the EOC were PFR’s 1982 American LaFrance and RFD’s 1983 American LaFrance, both of which were restored with the help of their CFA Alumni groups. Both engines are running great and they used today for funerals, parades, and special events.