Funding has been made available by the State of New Hampshire to support the career development, recruitment and retention of New Hampshire residents who are emergency response personnel working in the Granite State. 

Eligible first responders can take a course at any of New Hampshire’s community colleges, including courses offered by CCSNH online. The program covers tuition and required fees for one course per semester, subject to eligibility and available funding.  Participating employees will be certified as eligible by their employers and will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course (completing the course with a grade of C or better). Find programs and courses offered at each college on the Programs at a Glance page, or on the college websites.

Note:  some courses may have prerequisites or be subject to space limitations.

Individuals employed as firefighters in New Hampshire are eligible for the above or for reimbursement of certain approved costs of the New Hampshire Fire Academy.  

Law Enforcement and EMT

Download and print the Course Eligibility Form (to be completed by the Employer and provided to the college)


This program provides funding for reimbursement of some costs of the NH Fire Academy.
View additional information and the reimbursement form.

Questions?  Please contact:

Keith Wilding, NHTI Paramedic Emergency Medicine Department Chair
603-271-6484 x 4213

Mike Raymond, NHTI Criminal Justice Program Department Chair
603-271-6484 x 4284

Nick Mercuri, LRCC Fire Science and EMS Program Department Chair

Scott Doherty, Fire Standards and Training and EMS, Bureau Chief

“This program is an important step in supporting our state’s efforts to recruit and retain a first responder workforce that is critical to every New Hampshire community.”

-Robert Quinn, Commissioner of the NH Department of Safety.

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