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About the program
The majority of the volunteer hours in our organization comes from just six people – our Resident Volunteer Firefighter/EMTs. The six Resident positions are split amongst the three shifts, with each shift getting two Residents. These Residents are assigned to live in either the Goshen Fire Station or an apartment leased by Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue next to the Jasper Fire Station. They work 48 straight hours (two full days) on shift, followed by 96 hours (four days) off. This is the same shift schedule that our career employees work. Additionally, Resident volunteers are required to complete an additional 100 hours per month of time where they are available at their assigned station to respond to emergencies. This means that in a single month, the organization gets over 2000 hours of volunteer service just from these six individuals. Resident Volunteers receive a rent-free place to live, as well as tuition assistance for a future career in the fire service. All Residents are students who want to work in Fire and or EMS, so the experience they gain from participating in our program is their primary motivation for the incredible amount of service they provide.
requirements and benefits
Resident volunteers receive housing, tuition waivers, and a monthly stipend. Generally our residents are students at Lane Community College who are either preparing to enroll in or are currently enrolled in the Paramedic program. The resident program is designed to offer a more extensive experience in Fire/EMS for those who hope to work as career Firefighter/Paramedics in the future.