Dormont deputy fire chief, a CCAC alumnus, accepted into National Fire Academy program

Matthew Davis National Fire Academy
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County alumnus Mathew Davis has been accepted into the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Davis, deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator of the Dormont Fire Department, earned an associate degree in Fire Science Administration from CCAC in 2012. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with a concentration in Fire Service Administration from Point Park University in 2014.

The Executive Fire Officer Program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The courses and accompanying research focus on how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities.

Davis was one of the first graduates of CCAC’s Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training (FireVEST) Scholarship program, which provides full scholarships for an associate degree or certificate program at CCAC, as well as training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Davis also recently became a member of CCAC’s Fire Science Administration advisory committee. In addition, he has been instrumental in encouraging the members of his fire department to become FireVEST students.

Of the 200 scholarships offered each year through the FireVEST program, 150 are for new recruits in exchange for a commitment of five years of service to a volunteer fire department in Allegheny County, while 50 scholarships will be awarded to existing volunteers in exchange for a commitment of five additional years of service.

For more information about CCAC’s FireVEST scholarship program, visit:


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. 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 approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.

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