The IAFF through a collaboration with Penn Foster College will provide an A.S. Degree Program in Fire Service to its active members.

The Princeton Review will provide the online service.

The program is designed to meet the needs of working fire fighters seeking to advance their careers and will be available late summer 2011.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our members,” said General President Harold Schaitberger. “This partnership reflects the IAFF’s commitment to helping our members succeed, not only on the fireground, but in meeting their professional goals as well.”

Fire fighters who complete the 61-credit degree program are eligible to continue their education by transferring their Penn Foster credits towards the National Labor College’s new Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Readiness and Response Management program, combining homeland security courses with labor studies.