New York’s volunteer fire departments are currently experiencing a critical need to recruit and retain members. As an incentive for people to serve, FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP). This program provides tuition reimbursement to individuals attending community college for up to eighty (80) credit hours.
Under FASNY HELP, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period.
The FASNY HELP program is made possible through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Questions regarding FASNY HELP:
Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
107 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210
Attn: John D’Alessandro, Deputy Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Toll Free Phone: (855) 367-6933
Fax: (518) 694-3137
Update: FASNY members save on the registration fee for online Empire State College courses and receive a $100 course credit! Use the savings code ECPTRFAS when registering for classes.