New degree streamlines path for emergency workers

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Alabama Fire College and University of West Alabama officials say a new degree path at UWA will provide firefighters and emergency responders an in-state option for higher education that did not exist before Monday.

Richard Holland, UWA president, and Allan Rice, executive director of the Alabama Fire College, signed an tion agreement at the fire college in Tuscaloosa on Monday creating the new Bachelor of Science in technology degree path.

“The affiliation will address a great need in the state,” Holland said.

Beginning this fall, the new degree option will allow firefighters and emergency medical responders or students interested in careers as first responders to enroll at UWA and receive credit for fire science or EMS courses taken at the fire college.

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