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EMT

Volunteer Rescue Squad Tuition Reimbursement Act of 2018:

The Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Fire College, and The University of South Alabama have graciously been provided funding by the Honorable Governor Kay Ivey, in collaboration with the Alabama Legislature, to increase the number of licensed EMTs in Alabama by reimbursing members of the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads and members of the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments who earn a State of Alabama EMT license and become nationally registered EMT’s.

Much thanks is due to bill sponsor Joe Lovvorn, Alabama House District 79 Representative, the leadership of the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads and the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, and the many others who work diligently behind the scene to establish this program. The purpose of this funding is to entice more volunteers to obtain lifesaving skills that can be used routinely in their communities.

Program details:
Tuition will be reimbursed when the student provides:

•Documentation of successful completion of an accredited EMS program at the ACCS, AFC, or USA. 
•A valid State of Alabama ADPH EMT license
•National Registry of EMT’s card
•Student Tuition Reimbursement Program Agreement (Student Agreement)
•Disbursement must be requested within two years of entering into the Student Agreement (As a part of the Student Agreement the student must serve three years with an AARS or AAVFD member organization)
•Funds are not available for previously licensed students. This program applies to those who enter into the Student Agreement after October 1, 2018.
•Certain limitations apply. Contact your local Alabama Community College, the University of South Alabama, or the Alabama Fire College for more details.

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757