|Westchester County Introduces New Recruitment Initiative|
|By Ex-Captain Jessica Barney|
|April 18, 2022|
Recently, Westchester County Executive George Latimer shared information on a new program that will assist volunteer fire departments and emergency medical service organizations recruit and retain members as well as provide opportunities for financial assistance for volunteers continuing their education. Known as the Westchester Volunteer Higher Education Recruitment & Retention Opportunity (HERRO), this program will provide those who have active status within a volunteer emergency service organization tuition reimbursement and loan repayment assistance.
According to the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services (WCDES), "Fire and EMS Volunteers are eligible for up to $6,000 annually in tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment assistance."
HERRO Eligibility requirements:
The WCDES will be administering the HERRO program. For further information and an application, visit the HERRO page on their website.
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