Tri-State Life Member Association 2020 Scholarship Application

Now accepting applications for 2020 Scholarships. 

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Other qualifications are that you must have/be:

  • An immediate family member in the Tri-State Life Member Association
  • pursuing a degree related to Emergency Management Service, Safety or Health
    • (emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.)

You must complete and submit the Tri-State Life Member Association Scholarship Application to be eligible for scholarship award consideration. You must print and mail the completed application by the May 1, 2020 deadline.

Applications post marked after June 1, 2020 will not be considered. Applications submitted with any missing information will be ineligible for scholarship consideration.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail no later than July 15, 2020. For additional information please address your questions to

Download the application here.

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2020 Tri-State Firemen’s Association Convention/Training

  2020 Tri-State Convention 

82nd  Annual

Tri-State Firemen’s Association

Host – Lewis-Arriola  Fire Department – Colorado



Dear Tri-State Member:

The Board of Director’s held their annual Spring meeting on May 9, 2020 via Zoom Meeting.  It was decided that with this COVID-19 pandemic and all the strict CDC rules concerning travel, hotels, gathering of people and an update from Colorado’s Governor that it would be in the best interest to cancel 2020 Tri-State Firemen’s Association Convention and School.  So by the vote of the Board of Director’s this year’s convention/school is cancelled. 

The following is the succession of the upcoming conventions are:

            2021    Lewis-Arriola

            2022    Delores

            2023    San Rafael

Please inform your department membership of the cancellation. 

Member Departments will need to still pay their dues for 2020 to Lewis-Arriola and provide a complete department roster with the payment.  When the department sends both in (dues & roster).  The members will receive their year of service and a year of attendance towards their life membership requirements that are set forth in the TSFA bylaws under Article II, Section 4.  Please remember that both the dues and department roster needs to be complete in order to receive these credits (NO EXCEPTIONS)  Make sure that the dues and rosters still meet the deadline by July 22, 2020 to Lewis-Arriola.


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In 1938 a small group of Fire departments started with just four teams that participated in the contest. They were hosted by Cortez, Delores, Durango and Gallup. The interest generate and support by the local businessman of Cortez, the Town council, school system and school band, was so great this as continued since this date.

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