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
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: www.ccac.edu/FireVEST_Scholarship_Program.aspx.
###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 www.ccac.edu to learn more.