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Prior firefighting experience is not necessary. Upon admission as a Resident firefighter you will be required to complete a 100-hour basic firefighting course to prepare you for your firefighting and fire apparatus driving requirements.
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Resident firefighters are responsible for their own food and meals. A room, uniforms and firefighting equipment is provided to you.
There are two students per room. Residents share the kitchen facilities, lounge, restrooms and other facilities.
Resident firefighters are on duty once every fifth calendar day. Duty shifts are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (24 hours) on weekends. Residents are relieved of duties during breaks recognized by the University of Idaho.
Resident firefighters are expected to balance their school responsibilities with their fire department responsibilities. You may trade duty coverage with another student when any school conflict arises. Resident firefighters are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
One to two EMT classes are available to be taken each year. MVFD members get first priority for admission to the classes.