# Ebers–Moll model aF? Where does it come from?

I am just getting back into electronics after a long while. For the life of me I can't figure where the $\alpha_F$ variable in the Ebers–Moll model comes from when you are calculating $I_C$ or $I_B$ using the formulas given under the Ebers–Moll section on the BJT Wiki Page. My first instinct is that it is $h_{fe}$ , if I am to take the meaning of 'common base forward short-circuit current gain' literally, since $h_{fe}$ was the closest rating I could find in any datasheet.

So what I am asking is: Where do you get $\alpha_F$ when you are using the Ebers–Moll model of a BJT?