The NEXT GEN Responders Program, introduced in 2020, offers outstanding student loan relief to eligible volunteers of a Harford County Volunteer Fire and/or Ambulance Company. An individual deemed eligible under the program shall be limited to $5,000 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $20,000. The Program is managed by Harford County, MD government.
An EMT will be reimbursed by the HCVFA, not to exceed $5,000 in total, for tuition and feeds to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic. After obtaining the NRP, member will provide two years of volunteer service as an EMT-P to one of the HCVFA companies.
Abingdon Fire Company offers its members in good standing, and their immediate family members, an in-house scholarship program. By meeting qualified volunteer standards and performing 40 hours per month of duty time the student is eligible to receive up to $3,000 per school year.
This scholarship foundation was formed in memory of Charlie Riley in 2006. Charlie dedicated 52 years of service to the Abingdon Fire Company. The foundation provides financial assistance to volunteer fire and EMS members of Harford County for furthering their training or post secondary educations.
The CRCSSF offers a $1,000 scholarship to one member selected by each Harford County fire company annually. One of these twelve members is then selected to receive $2,000 additional. Potential for award twice in one’s lifetime.