11/25/1964 – 1/6/2005
Chris DeWolf started his fire service career as a call firefighter in Kittery Maine, and was hired full time in Dover, NH in 1987. He served with Dover Fire Rescue for 17 years and became a Paramedic. In 2004 Chris accepted a Lieutenant’s position in Newington, NH. On January 6, 2005 while responding to a call he was involved in a single car accident resulting in a Line of Duty fatality.
Chris believed strongly in family, the fire service, and the community. He had an Associates degree in Fire Science and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management. He had a passion for his chosen profession. His love of the job was evident by the enthusiasm he brought to work every day and the relationships he fostered through his years of service. His first love, however, was undoubtedly his family.
His dedication and knowledge of the job earned him the respect of many colleagues throughout the country. He was active in training as an instructor for New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training, and received extensive training at the National Fire Academy. He enjoyed his work with the Fire & Emergency Training Network (FETN), where he served as a correspondent and technical advisor. He was one of the first to provide coverage at the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Chris shared his passion for hockey and working with youths as junior varsity hockey coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School for several years before becoming varsity hockey coach at Marshwood High School. He also coached Dover youth hockey for many years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and Civil War buff. He will always be remembered for the “Chumley Dance”, typical of his positive attitude towards life.
- Recipients of this award must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited Fire Science or Paramedic college or university degree program.
- Recipients of this award must have graduated from a New Hampshire or Maine High School. Recipients can attend any Fire, EMS/Paramedic degree program in the United States.
$1000 Scholarship awarded to the top candidate
$1000 in Scholarships to be divided among additional selected applicants