ALBANY, N.Y.–The Firemen's
Association of the State of New York unveiled a historic educational initiative
called the Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP).
community college tuition reimbursement program is geared towards recruiting
and retaining volunteer firefighters throughout New York. FASNY announced the
deadline for firefighters to apply is February 1.
“FASNY HELP has
proven to be a tremendous success and a great tool for fire departments to
boost their recruiting of the next generation of firefighters,” said FASNY
President James Burns.
Under FASNY HELP,
an individual who hasn't already achieved a college degree, or has not taken 80
or more college credits, is eligible for up to 100 percent tuition