The Student Firefighter Program is designed for individuals aspiring to becomes a Career Firefighter or Paramedic. Training, responsibilities and benefits are similar to a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT. These positions are highly coveted and competitively selected, as the Fire Authority maintains only six (6) positions for Student Firefighters.
Student Firefighters work side by side with Career Firefighters and Paramedics, to learn the skills required to obtain a job in the Fire Service. They are assigned a shift, working 48 hours on with 96 hours off.
Participants make a minimum two-year commitment and are provided with training that is comparable to higher education, taking courses through local technical colleges. All expenses for equipment and training are provided by the Fire Authority. Additionally, participants receive a monthly stipend to assist with any personal expenses.
To date, over half of the Fire Authority’s career personnel have been hired from the Student Firefighter Program.
For questions, please contact Captain Ryan Cleveland by email or phone at 360-275-6711.