Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/10/2012 -- Applications now being accepted for CCAC’s free FireVEST education program

For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—Applications for a new cohort of the Allegheny County Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training Scholarship Program (FireVEST) are being accepted now through May 15. A collaboration between the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), the Allegheny County Executive and the Allegheny County Fire Academy, FireVEST was created as a way to help address the shortage of volunteer firefighters in the county. The program provides full scholarships for an associate’s degree or certificate program at CCAC, as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy, in exchange for a five-year commitment to serve as a volunteer firefighter in Allegheny County. 

To qualify, a FireVEST scholarship applicant must be a resident of Allegheny County and either be a current volunteer or have joined a volunteer fire department in Allegheny County. In addition to their five-year service commitment, applicants must meet minimum grade point averages and other requirements. Scholarships cover all educational expenses including the cost of tuition, fees and books. 

Individuals interested in obtaining more information or wishing to apply to the program should log onto, search keyword “FireVEST.” 


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.