STRIVE Tuition Reimbursement Program
Throughout Napa County, firefighters and communities are at risk because of the lack of volunteer firefighters to adequately protect people and property from fire and fire-related hazards. The NCFA recruitment and retention plan has a goal of increasing the number of qualified active volunteers in Napa County's fire service. The first component of the program entails a State Tuition Reimbursement as Incentive for Volunteer Emergency Responders (STRIVE). The goal of the program is to retain current emergency responders and attract new volunteers to the fire service. STRIVE will offer tuition reimbursement for up to 60 current and new volunteer emergency responders per year throughout the 4 year grant period.
Eligible participants will receive higher education tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 per year for every 2.5 years that they commit to membership in a volunteer fire or EMS department.
The program encourages residents to stay in their communities for higher education. Guidelines provide a strategic plan to increase commitment levels to the department while maintaining standards in education curriculum. On-going minimum requirements must be met for program eligibility:
Please download the Administrative Guide and Application form if you are interested in participating in this program. Applications must be printed and mailed to the address at the top of the form, as a signature from the Chief is required for processing.
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STRIVE Tuition Reimbursement Form