Benton County Fire Protection District #2
Resident Firefighter Program
The primary goal of Benton County Fire Protections District 2’s Resident Firefighter Program is to promote the knowledge of basic operating principles of the fire and emergency service through day-to-day operations, hands on experience, and classroom time. Assist the district with staffing, maintaining and operating various emergency apparatus. Promote the social, intellectual, and physical welfare of members, while creating a family atmosphere with closer association among its members. Provide experience, training, and mentoring to assist Resident Firefighters with the skills and knowledge to obtain employment and succeed in a fire service career.
Upon completion of initial training Resident Firefighters are assigned to one of three shifts to gain experience. Each shift works approximately five 48- hour shifts per months. Residents Firefighters assist in medical emergencies and fire suppression services, as well as obtain training, participate in public education, conduct pre-fire plans, and station maintenance.
As a Resident Firefighter the following is expected of you.
There are many benefits that are given with this positions including rent free housing. Housing is located at the fire station and is shared with 8 other Resident Firefighters. Residents housing includes kitchen, laundry facilities, computer, fax, printers, cable TV, and fully equipped fitness center. Other benefits include tuition reimbursement for Fire Science or Paramedic, monthly living stipend, reimbursement on/off duty, fire/EMS training and certifications, and generous PTO.
How to become a Resident Firefighter
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