WALTER: IMPORTANT FEBRUARY 3 DEADLINE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TUITION AID APPROACHING

 

 

WALTER: IMPORTANT FEBRUARY 3 DEADLINE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TUITION AID APPROACHING

Millions in FASNY aid on the line.

 

Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) is advising members of volunteer fire departments in the community about an opportunity to receive tuition reimbursement through the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP) as an incentive for people to join New York’s volunteer fire service. This program will provide tuition reimbursement to student-volunteers. The deadline to apply for the spring semester is February 3.

 

“FASNY’s HELP program is the perfect opportunity for individuals to engage in community service and pay for their continuing education,” said Walter. “Our fire departments are in need of new recruits, and this could help meet that demand.  These individuals are able to give back to their community and while obtaining a quality education.  I hope students and volunteers will take advantage of this opportunity.”

 

The FASNY HELP program, created by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security, allows community college students to receive up to 100 percent tuition reimbursement for up to 80 credit hours while serving as volunteer firefighters and maintaining their grades. According to FASNY, the goal of the program is to help recruit and retain volunteers to fill a shortage left by the loss of more than 41,000 emergency volunteer workers over the years. To apply, candidates must first complete their local fire department’s volunteer membership process and the Volunteer Fire Department Commitment form.

 

For information on the program and how to apply, visit http://www.fasny.com/index.php/resources/fasny-help/, email HELP@fasny.com,
Attn: John D’Alessandro, Deputy Volunteer Programs Coordinator, or call FASNY toll free at (855) 367-6933.

 

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