Student Firefighter Association
A Remembrance of Joe Philpott---BLM Smokejumper/CSU Forestry Student/SFA member
SFA Meeting: Poudre Fire Authority Recruiting Night Forestry 212 Wednesday March 13 5PM
Discipulus de Ignis - "Student of Fire"
“If you choose to lead others you will have a legacy. But that legacy will be determined by those that follow you. I suppose I would want my legacy be that firefighters begin to realize the importance of being a student of fire and that I was able to help make that happen.” Paul Gleason 2003
The Colorado State University's Student Firefighter Association (SFA), is an association comprised of active, past, and aspiring wildland firefighters, students, professors and researchers.
Our goal is to generate a network of active fire managers, those new to fire, and those researching and teaching about fire. Through this network we hope to improve the fire science education received at CSU, provide greater career training and job opportunities, develop a stronger tie with active fire management practitioners and initiate a cohort of “students of fire” at CSU, both active students and alumni.
We also want to acknowledge the tremendous contributions to fire education and especially firefighter safety made by Paul Gleason who taught Fire Science here at CSU.
The Warner College of Natural Resources is working to endow a scholarship in memory of Paul Gleason, providing support to future “students of fire,” lessening the financial burden of their education. To make a gift, please click here.
In addition, we are developing relationships for experiential training through fire management agencies, skills training and qualification, career counseling and increased interaction with CSU alumni in fire management.