TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators John A. Girgenti and Paul A Sarlo, which would require county colleges to award college credits to firefighters for completion of certain courses in county fire academies, was approved today by the full Senate.
“Firefighters demonstrate true bravery when they risk their own lives, and storm into burning buildings in order to save our property and our lives,” said Senator Girgenti, D-Bergen and Passaic and Chairman of the Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee. “Firefighters gain hands on experience that can go beyond class room courses. This bill would allow firefighters to transfer their fire academy credits to a county college. By earning the credits while working, these men and women can work towards a college degree.”