Hood River Fire & EMS Resident Intern Program
The resident intern program is designed to promote knowledge of basic operating principles of fire and emergency medical services through day-to-day operations, and hands-on experience.
In addition to in-house training, the resident intern volunteer is typically enrolled in a local Fire Science and Paramedic programs and assigned to a shift. The value is learning from crews and applying skills learned in a classroom setting on emergency scenes.
Resident Intern Benefits
- Up to $8,000 per year for college tuition, books, fees
- Room provided rent free
- Training in all aspects of structure and wildland firefighting, emergency medicine and fire prevention
- Ability to receive stipends for inter-facility transports
- Experience from working shifts with professional staff
Eligibility Requirements for the Resident Intern Program:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Documentation of a High School Diploma, G.E.D., or Certificate of Advanced Mastery.
- Must possess Oregon EMT certification.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and be insurable by the City of Hood River insurance carrier.
- Must possess a CPAT no older than 6 months.
- Pass application process, oral interview and drug screening.
- NFPA Firefighter 1 training completed
- NFPA Hazardous Materials Operations Level Responder training completed
- Wildland Interface Firefighter (FFT2) training completed
Application and Selection Process:
To obtain an application and to be considered for selection:
- Email Cpt. Irusta
- Visit us at 1785 Meyer Parkway to pick up an application