Live-In Program

Living at a Volunteer Fire Department is a unique experience that will be rewarding and educational!

The Monroeville Fire Department Company 1 is looking for individuals who are motivated to learn and are dedicated to serving the community in a professional manner. Live In’s of Monroeville Vol. Fire Co. #1 not only possess these qualities, but are continuously seeking to further their knowledge and skills as well.

The station is 12 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and in close proximity to public transportation making it a very convenient living location for students attending local colleges such as: Community College of Allegheny County, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Point Park University, Chatham University, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University as well as the numerous other educational institutions in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Many Live-Ins move on to full time Fire and EMS careers.

Some of the benefits available to Live-In’s:

  • Free Housing within a Modern Living Environment
  • Free Utilities, WiFi and Cable
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Center/Weight Room within the Station
  • Free Access to Washers and Dryers
  • Kitchen with New Appliances and Commercail Grade Fridge and Freezer

*pending acceptance into the program

Some of the specific qualifications for bunk room residency are listed below:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be in college or employed full-time, or combination of work and school
  • Must have PA Essentials of Firefighting/MODS 1-4 OR PA EMT/Medic
  • Must obtain PA EMT-B within one year if you are not already an EMT
  • Must obtain approval from the Vice President and Chief

Interested in learning more? Contact us here for more information.

Past and present live-in members have gone on to jobs in some of the nation’s busiest and most respected departments. By its very nature, the Live-In’s respond to the majority of calls. As such, the reputation of the Department often relies on the actions of the Live-In Crew.