The Union Hill Fire Department and Union Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp. is pleased to announce that it has established a bunk-in program for college students matriculated full-time at two- and four-year colleges and universities in Wayne, Monroe and their contiguous counties. Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years of age; be active interior members of a volunteer fire department in New York State; hold a valid New York state Emergency Medical Technician certification; be enrolled full-time in an eligible college or university; and pass a physical evaluation.
Following successful completion of a weeklong training program, bunk-in participants will be responsible for completing 24 hours of service with Union Hill Fire Department and Union Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp. on a weekly basis while maintaining a minimum 2.5 grade point average and meeting ongoing training milestones. Housing is provided by the Union Hill Fire Department and Union Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
“We are delighted to provide an opportunity to develop future first responders through the establishment of Wayne County’s first bunk-in program,” says Jerry Seldes, deputy chief of Union Hill Fire Department and Union Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp. “The program will deliver an essential staffing resource for the department while offering on-the-job training and real-world experiences for future firefighters and emergency medical personnel.”
The program runs during spring and fall semesters. Two bunk-in slots are available beginning January 2015. Applications can be downloaded at www.uhfd.org. Deadline for application is November 30, 2014. Interviews for qualified applicants will take place during December 2014.
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