The For Paul Foundation

Honoring Heroes in Honor of Our Hero

About


AboutAbout
The For Paul Foundation was founded in honor of 36 year old Critical Care Flight Paramedic Paul Besaw, killed in the line of duty on June 1, 2017.  During Paul's 18 years in EMS he helped others through teaching, and training. Paul was the guy that you called when you needed help on a call. He would always answer eagerly no matter the time and would never pass judgement.  Paul was not only a dedicated paramedic but he was a loving husband to his wife Dawn and the most attentive and caring father to their daughter Allison who was 5 at the time of her father’s death.  

Our Foundation a 501 (c)3 not for profit aims to honor Paul by helping other first responders EMS, Ambulance Personnel, Medical Flight Services and their families through education, support, and appreciation. For more information or to become a sponsor of one of our many events and efforts please contact through our contact page.

How We Help


Scholarship

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Appreciation

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Executive board of directors


Dawn Witherspoon

President/ Founder

Brianne Griffis

Vice President

Kim Schnitzius

Treasurer

Casey Shiflet

Communications Director

Janna Allen

Director

Shaya Gutleizer

Director

Daniel Griffis

Parliamentarian

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$25

Donation Amount

Events


Broward Scholarship


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The For Paul Foundation was founded in honor of 36 year old Critical Care Flight Paramedic Paul Besaw. During Paul’s 18 years in EMS he helped others through teaching and training. This scholarship was created to continue that legacy and will be awarded to high school seniors who wish to pursue a career as a Firefighter, EMT or Paramedic. We are honored to be partnering with The International Association of Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local #4321 to bring this scholarship to students.
Criteria:
  • Students must reside within the municipalities that are affiliated with IAFF Local 4321including:Portions of Broward County served by BSO, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Pembroke Park, West Park, and Weston.
  • Senior in high school
  • Minimum of 200 hours of Community Service (over 4 years) WAIVED DUE TO COVID
  • 3.0 minimum weighted grade point average
  • Each student must write an essay not to exceed 1000 typed words, explaining why you want to pursue a career as a Firefighter, EMT, or Paramedic. Include a list of any relevant certifications or trainings you have completed such as first aid, life guard training, etc.
  • Recommendation from a non-related First Responder; must include their contact information for verification purposes
For a copy of the application please email Scholarships@theforpaulfoundation.org or call Dawn @ 954.540.0268