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Attention prospective college students!
If you volunteer with us, you may be eligible to have your tuition reimbursed! See below for more information.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Saving lives and protecting property
- Helping your friends and your neighbors
- Getting involved in your community
- 100% free training
- Free Physicals
- Gear and Equipment provided
- Retirement program
- NYS Tax credits
Applicants for full membership in the Hoosick Falls Fire Department must be 18 years of age, while Junior Firefighters may join at 16 years of age with written permission from their parents or guardians.
Tuition Reimbursement Program (FASNY HELP)
FASNY – (HELP) Program- Higher Education Learning Plan
The program provides tuition reimbursement to student volunteers allowing them to attain up to eighty (80) credit hours from their closest New York State chartered community college or one located within 50 miles of their primary residence.
Under the FASNY HELP tuition reimbursement program, student-volunteers will be eligible to have up to 100 % of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining defined grades and fulfilling defined service requirement as a member in good standing in one New York ‘s volunteer fire companies. There is no restriction on type of academic course(s) the FASNY HELP student-volunteer can pursue.
The FASNY HELP program is made possible through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security.
For more information on the program, go to: http://www.fasny.com/index.php/resources/fasny-help/
Or contact The Hoosick Falls Fire Department by going to our contact us page.
Serving Our Community For Over 165 Years
The Hoosick Falls Fire Department is located in the northern corner of Rensselaer County in New York. The Fire Department operates one station in the Village of Hoosick Falls which is located within the Town of Hoosick. The area covered by the Department is approximately 2 square miles.
The Fire Department is organized to save lives, suppress and control fires, mitigate hazardous materials incidents, and provide community fire prevention programs to residents of the Fire District. Apparatus includes one engine, one engine rescue, and one 100′ mid-mount tower-ladder. Click here for more apparatus information.
The Hoosick Falls Fire Department protects approximately 3,501 residents in the village and provides mutual aid to approximately 3,423 residents in the Town of Hoosick.
Members of the Fire Department volunteer their time to protect the residents of our Fire District 365 days a year. Membership is comprised of active, life and honorary members. The average membership is 25. Active membership is divided into interior structural firefighter and non-interior structural firefighter.
The Hoosick Falls Fire Department is committed to teaching members to operate safely, preventing accidents and illness, and to establishing safe work habits and guidelines to help meet these objectives.