Just what is the Norman F. Richards and Bedford Fire
Department Scholarship Fund?
Norman F. Richards was an active volunteer member of the
Fire Department. He was one of many individuals who
perished in a
tragic airplane crash when landing at Boston's Logan
July 31st, 1973.
His widow, Mrs. Vivian Richards, now Mrs. George
desired to perpetuate his name and she provided "seed"
establish a scholarship fund in memory of her late
this Scholarship Fund was established in 1974.
The Fire Department has been fortunate to annually award
ship monies to Bedford high school seniors who wish to
education. Since the creation of the Scholarship Fund,
been awarded to Bedford students. Monies to fund these
scholarships is now
obtained thru fundraisers and the sale of tickets to the
Department's Firemen's Ball held annually each May.
The present members comprising the Scholarship Committee
Thomas Green, Brian Hoffman, Earl Isham, Dan Murphy and