Adirondack Health Institute News

Volunteer firefighters can apply for 100% tuition reimbursement

Great news for volunteer firefighters in New York: the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY), an organization that prides itself on informing, educating and training the volunteer fire service, is offering tuition reimbursement for up to eighty (80) credit hours  at a New York community college.

Called the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP) program, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100% of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period.

The application is on the FASNY website and the deadline to apply for the scholarship is usually in February. Contact toll free (855) 367-6933, or e-mail: for more information.

Hudson Mohawk AHEC Announces New Board Director

Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HM AHEC), a not for profit healthcare workforce development agency, recently added a new member to the Board of Directors:

David Shippee, CEO of Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services in Albany.

HM AHEC, located in Queensbury, serves a ten county region (Albany, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington), by developing and strengthening the healthcare workforce in underserved communities. More information about HM AHEC can be found at: