Living at a Volunteer Fire Department is a unique experience that will be rewarding and educational!
Motivation, dedication and professionalism are qualities that successful "Live-In's" must possess. 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. Many Live-Ins move on to full time Fire Fighter or EMS careers.
Living at the Fire Station is RENT FREE, however live-ins hold the responsibility of running calls while they are at the station.
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.
Some of the benefits available to Live-In's:
- Full paid scholarship to CCAC through FireVest* (we will help you apply)
- Complete and NEWLY renovated station - new bunk rooms, personal storage lockers, and furniture.
- Free uniforms, equipment and training
- High-speed wireless internet throughout entire building
- Entertainment including: HD Cable, X-Box360, Netflix, and 2 Big Screen Tv's
- Reciprocity consideration for out of state training
- New Washers and Dryers
- Newly Renovated semi-private bunk-room
- Fitness center / Weight Room
*pending acceptance into the program
Some of the specific qualifications for bunkroom 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
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.