Troops to Firefighters Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant

Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant will help veterans and transitioning troops to secure jobs

Troops To Firefighters, an organization that helps veterans and transitioning troops secure jobs as firefighters and 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunicators, today announced it has received $15,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s public safety grant awards. The grant will make it possible for Troops To Firefighters to deliver one or more 9-1-1 Telecommunicator courses, benefiting at least 25 course attendees.

Winston Minor, Co-Founder and CEO says, “We are grateful for this generous support. Motorola Solutions has provided Troops To Firefighters with a significant opportunity to make a difference in dozens of lives. In fact, we are now able to solidify our programmatic activity in the greater Atlanta area, and consider expanding to several neighboring states. 

“We wholeheartedly support innovation that enhances public safety,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “The programs we’re supporting will benefit a broad range of communities served by law enforcement officers and staff, fire service personnel, federal agents, emergency medical service providers and our men and women in the military services – both active duty and veterans.”

The foundation gave $3.45 million to 83 organizations in 2016, which will benefit about 1 million first responders and community members.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor and convener on issues that affect the safety of communities around the world, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and engage the network of those interested in these issues.

About Troops To Firefighters. Troops To Firefighters was established in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to recruit veterans and transitioning troops to become nationally certified firefighters and 9-1-1 emergency dispatch operators.​ For more information, visit Troops to Firefighters or www.troopstofirefighters.org.

About Motorola Solutions Foundation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on giving by the Motorola Solutions Foundation, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.

Contact:  Dave Harris, 770-402-3808 or dave@troopstofirefighters.org 

Source: Troops to Firefighters


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