Fitzgerald Proclaims May 22, 2019, as "FireVEST 10th Anniversary Day" in Allegheny County

Article by: Office of the Allegheny County Executive

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I'm proud to proclaim May 22, 2019, as "FireVEST 10th Anniversary Day" in Allegheny County. In Spring 2009, CCACAllegheny County, and its Fire Academy began working together to offer the Fire Volunteer Education, Service & Training Scholarship Program (FireVEST), which offers 200 scholarships a year for new recruits and existing volunteers in exchange for commitments of service to a volunteer fire department in the county. We thank CCAC and the Fire Academy for their stewardship of this successful program.

It was also my pleasure to recognize four departments, which have participated in the program every year since its inception. While 74% of departments countywide have been involved, these four support the program on an ongoing basis and have reaped the benefits: Dormont Fire DepartmentUnited Volunteer Fire/Rescue in East McKeesport, Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Departmentin Forward, and Mt. Lebanon Fire Department. Thank you to all of the departments for keeping our residents safe.

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