Fire Department FAQs

1. What personal costs are associated with this program?

Resident firefighters are responsible for their own food and meals. A room, uniforms and firefighting equipment is provided at no cost to you. All utilities such as power, heating, etc are paid by the City.

2. Will I get my own room?

Every resident will have their own room. Residents share the kitchen facilities, lounge, restrooms, and other facilities.

3. How often will I be on duty?

Resident firefighters are on duty twice each week during daytime hours and are required to designate one shift weekly to respond after normal business hours. Duty shifts are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schedules will be determined by current residents in attempt to correlate everyone’s best availability.

4. Must I have prior firefighting experience to apply?

Prior firefighting experience is not necessary. Upon admission as a resident firefighter you will be required to complete on-shift training to meet minimum standards of the department as a firefighter. Training and competency must be achieved within a set period of time once residency begins. All training and certifications are taught in-house, with National Certifications, at no cost to the individual.

For more information or if you have questions please contact Deputy Chief Steven Berg at (208)612-4061 or email