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Scholarship honors fallen first responder

Dec 07, 2022 11:13AM ● By Tricia Hoadley

In the wake of the tragic death of a young man whose life was dedicated to helping others, family and friends have come together to establish an enduring tribute to the spirit of his life. Trevor Garrison McNabb passed unexpectedly at 22 following his shift as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Singerly Fire Company in Elkton earlier this year.

In his honor, the Trevor McNabb Memorial Scholarship has been established at Cecil College, which will help fund the training of paramedics and emergency medical responders. McNabb was a graduate of the paramedic training program at Cecil College.

“Trevor was passionate and dedicated to service for others providing an infectious spirit of hope and inspiration to all those that met him in both his personal and professional lives,” said Robert F. Muller, program director of the Cecil College Paramedic Program.

A native of Newark, Del., McNabb devoted his life to serving others from an early age. Upon joining the Christiana Fire Company in 2015, he immersed himself in the world of Emergency Services, obtaining certifications from The Delaware State Fire School while becoming an Emergency Medical Responder.

Learning of the need for Emergency Medical Responders at the Singerly Fire Company through high school friends, McNabb joined the station house in 2016. He was quickly recognized for his skill and dedication to his duties and the patients he served on hundreds of service calls. Focusing on his training enabled him to become a nationally certified EMT in 2017 and an IV Technician in 2017. He was recognized as a field training officer and certified to drive the emergency response vehicles.

Outside of his duties with the Singerly station, McNabb worked as a private transport EMT for Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, where he became an EMT III, FTO, and served as an instructor. His obligations extended to service with Five Points Fire Company, Talleyville Fire Company, and the Aberdeen Fire Company.

Because his death occurred within 24 hours of being on duty, McNabb’s death is counted as a “line of duty death.” This means he died as a result of that service. The scholarship was developed to support students pursuing credit and non-credit courses related to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and licensing as a paramedic.  For information on either course of study, information can be found at www.cecil.edu/hcc or by reaching out to the Program Director at [email protected]

To apply for this and other Cecil College scholarships, visit cecil.edu/scholarships. If you are interested in donating to this scholarship and supporting a student through a tax-deductible gift, please contact the Cecil College Foundation at [email protected] or visit www.cecil.edu/foundation.

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