September 27, 2023

Atlanta Firefighter Ready to Move Up Ranks Thanks to Scholarship

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Lt. Michael Boyce recently gained a promotion opportunity thanks to his skills and past education.

However, he still wants more.

He will seek another promotion when he earns a bachelor’s degree with a scholarship he received from Columbia Southern University and his fire department. With this online degree, Boyce hopes to improve his job proficiency.

“The CSU program will equip me with the information relevant to fire service best practices as a whole. My college experience will expose me to the executive-level issues and decision-making skills required to be highly effective,” explained Boyce.

He works in the Inspections section of Community Risk Reduction. His department handles building inspections and fire code enforcement throughout Atlanta.

This scholarship, which is in its second year, is only for Atlanta Fire Rescue personnel. It will cover Boyce’s tuition for a bachelor’s degree in fire administration.

“This scholarship gives me the ultimate chance for success. I will not have to work overtime to pay for school. The long, extended hours can be used to study and provide a greater future for my family, career and the citizens of Atlanta,” Boyce added.