College tuition aid offered for recruiting volunteer firefighters in NY

Volunteers statewide cover a fire service area of 47,214 square miles and provide protection for 9.8 million citizens


By Matt Gryta
The Buffalo News

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — The Firemen's Association of the State of New York, seeking to recruit volunteer firefighters statewide, is offering a community college tuition reimbursement deal for Western New Yorkers interested in studying at Niagara County or Genesee community colleges.

The association has received a nearly $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to undertake the recruitment effort, FASNY spokeswoman Sarah Ezon said.

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