Firefighter "Maddy Contreres" Kicks Off New Program On Thursday March 31st Maddy was an honored speaker with County Executive George Latimer, Commissioner Richard Wishnie and Deputy Commissioner Susan Spear, along with committee members and DES Staff. The program is fantastic, and will aid emergency responders in education.
We are extremely proud to have our member Maddy to be a part of the press conference
Today Westchester County Executive Latimer is launching a higher education tuition and student loan reimbursement program designed to help volunteer fire departments and EMS agencies recruit and retain volunteers.
The County is working to bolster volunteer ranks by creating the Higher Education Recruitment and Retention Opportunity (HERRO) program. The HERRO program will provide active volunteer emergency services personnel with tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment assistance. The program will be administered by the Department of Emergency Services. Volunteers are eligible for up to $6,000 annually in tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment assistance. To be eligible, a HERRO applicant must be an active member of a volunteer fire department, fire company, fire district or EMS agency for one year. Volunteers must maintain acceptable volunteer activity and training levels as set forth by the County during their entire course of study.