HERE is a sample PROBIE MANUAL for your review by the College Park VFD Co 12, in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
About the College Park Volunter FD in Prince Georges County, Maryland
The College Park VFD John L. Bryan Fire Service Dormitory
There is only one. Many fire departments have followed our lead and turned to college students to supplement their volunteer staffing. All across the county there are numerous live-in programs for college students who like to fight fires and provide EMS care. But there is only one sackroom; the ultimate college based firefighting experience.
Our station is located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Located directly above the apparatus bays, the sackroom is designed like a campus dormitory. Each semester, eighteen full time student volunteers live in the sackroom. In exchange for their housing, they work three to four evening duty shifts per week. While they can ride as many calls as they like, their duty shift is the only required riding time. As the core of our operations, each student volunteer makes several hundred responses per semester. They serve in all capacities including: firefighter, EMT, ambulance driver, engine driver, truck driver, line officer, and staff officers.
The sackroom provides the best student live-in accommodations of any station in the region. We are directly across the street from the University of Maryland’s engineering quad; home of the world famous fire protection engineering program. The entire campus is within easy walking distance from the firehouse. The sackroom has twelve two person, fully furnished, dormitory style rooms. Each pair of rooms is joined by a common bathroom. The rooms are carpeted, furnished, have free cable TV, free high-speed internet, and an advanced alerting system so the members never miss a call. Student line officers and ladder truck drivers are typically rewarded with a single room. At either end of the sackroom are brass fire poles to ensure a quick response to the apparatus fleet below. In between studying and riding calls, the live-ins find plenty of time to go out on the town or tailgate at the big game.
Do you want a unique college experience? Do you want to improve your skills as a firefighter or EMT? Do you want to make lots of life long friends? Do you want to ride more calls then you can count? Interested in becoming the next member of the John L. Bryan Fire Service Dormitory? Don’t just learn why things happen, learn how they happen. Click here to learn more about the fire company and the program, CLICK HERE:
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