I’ve heard you have firefighters who live in your stations?

Yes! We have a Resident program staffed by 20 full-time University of Idaho students. All living expenses are included, except food. These men and women bear the major responsibility of responding fire apparatus to emergency scenes, and are also assigned station cleaning and maintenance duties - all while maintaining a satisfactory grade average in their studies. Students in all disciplines are welcome, although many of the Residents plan a career in fire and/or EMS services. Former participants in our Resident program can be found in fire stations from coast to coast, and in jobs as diverse as University president and director of a major urban paramedic training program.


Give us a call at 208-882-2831 if you’re interested.

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1. May I burn yard waste or household trash?
2. Do you offer an EMT class?
3. Do you inspect or service fire extinguishers?
4. Does your department have paid firefighters and/or medical personnel?
5. How can I volunteer and what are the requirements for membership? Do I need prior experience?
6. I’ve heard you have firefighters who live in your stations?
7. Does your department pass out free smoke detectors or fire extinguishers?