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​​​october 2017
​scholarships to promote safety
One of our core values at APS is safety. It sets the tone and culture for our nearly 6,400 employees and the communities where we live and work.
 
This is why, since 2014, we’ve provided $100,000 worth of scholarships for 400 rural firefighters to attend the Arizona State Fire School (ASFS). The scholarship represents approximately 85–90% of the total costs to attend.
 
ASFS works with Arizona State Fire Training Committee (ASFTC) by offering high-quality training. With more than 30 life-safety classes, rural firefighters learn things from vehicle extraction techniques—to how to provide emergency response while on a tight budget.
 
Randy Redmond, Foundation Manager of ASFTC, said, “Our goal is to find a way to provide life-safety education to all of the Arizona rural firefighters.”
Alongside our support for ASFS, we donated approximately $400,000 to other first responder causes in 2016.
 
We would like to thank all of our first responders for their commitment to protecting our employees, customers and communities across Arizona.​