Are you a student in one of the Fire Science Programs at Lakes Region Community College? Farmington Fire Rescue is accepting applications for two LRCC Fire Science students to become live-in interns at the station for the duration of the Fire Science Program. If interested, please call the station at (603) 755-2131, or complete the mini application below.
Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to gain practical experience working as a firefighter while enrolled in Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. You are expected to work hard to fulfill both your academic and firefighting responsibilities during your time with our department.
Students will interact with many different members of the fire department, everyone has their own unique style of teaching and it’s the student’s responsibility to make sure they are understanding what is being taught. Students may be called upon to perform what they have learned from someone else in the event of an emergency. Residents and visitors of Farmington and the surrounding communities are depending on the students to perform any and all tasks learned are being done correctly.
Students will be expected to learn all roads and major locations within the Town of Farmington. It is up to the student to learn how to operate all fire department equipment and apparatus throughout the program. The faster a student acquires this knowledge, the more valuable they will be to the department. The members of the Farmington Fire & Rescue Department are a great resource ad are willing to share any and all knowledge with interested and respectful students.
Students are expected to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA while at Lakes Region Community College, and must present their grades to the Fire Chief for review. A copy of grades will be required for the students personnel file. If at any time a student feels the need for assistance with their academics it is up to them to request it and the Fire Chief will assist in point the student in the right direction.
In the exchange for the opportunity to live, work, and train with us, student interns will be required to fulfill daily and weekly work obligations for the Farmington Fire & Rescue Department. You will often face long hours, difficult work conditions and limited free time while trying to be both a student and a firefighter. In order to qualify and remain eligible for this program student interns must adhere to the following conditions:
Students will be assigned a bunk room with a bed and storage locker for their use. Students are expected to provide their own food, linens, pillows and personal hygiene items.
Student interns enrolled in this program will become members of the Farmington Fire & Rescue Department and will be covered by the town’s insurance company Primex. They will be compensated weekly for any calls and or in house trainings that are approved by the Fire Chief. A student's rate of pay will be set with accordance to the Farmington Fire Departments pay scale.
Students will be issued a department probationary manual in accordance with FFD’s policies and procedures, this must be completed as a requirement to successfully complete their probationary period.
Students will be issued department t-shirts and polo shirts, students are required to provide their own black steel toed work boots and navy blue uniform pants. Uniforms will be worn while on duty and or anytime the student is representing the Farmington Fire & Rescue Department.
Students will be issued a work schedule a month in advance in accordance with the fire department staffing policy. The staffing Captain will work with students to ensure ample time for academics and some free time. Any and other unscheduled requests for leave other than for school must be approved by the Fire Chief.
Students will be issued a complete set of NFPA structural and forestry personal protective equipment. The cleaning, care and condition of this gear is the student's responsibility and must be kept in serviceable condition at all times. Any and all equipment issued to a student is property of the Farmington Fire & Rescue Department, and will be returned upon leaving the student intern program.
A student’s personal appearance and hygiene are considered a reflection of the department, and of their level of professionalism and dedication to the department. Students are expected to act professionally both when on and off duty.
Students must be out of bed, showered, and dressed by 0600 hours, as this is the start time for all fire department shifts. All daily chores must be completed by 1800, the only exception would be in the event of moderate to high call volume throughout the shift.
Dorm rooms must be kept clean and organized at all times, this includes making your bed, putting away personal items, and keeping the floor vacuumed. Rooms and lockers are property of the Town of Farmington and subject to inspection by the Fire Chief at any time.
The actions of visitors reflect on the fire department and the Town of Farmington. Students are responsible for the actions of their visitors, any and all visitors must be approved by the Fire Chief and or his designee.
At no time shall a student possess alcohol, drugs or firearms in the station or on Town property. Possession of such items will result in immediate dismissal from the program and the department. A student must notify the Fire Chief of any prescription medications that may affect a student’s ability to perform their duties.
If a student is asked to perform a task that they have not been trained to do, they must make it known that they have not been trained in that task. No student at any time shall attempt to do something that they have not been trained for.
All students must respect other people’s property and treat all town buildings and equipment as if were their own. Be respectful of department personnel, while on duty or on a call all students will address officers and peers by their rank.
Submitting this form does not constitute a formal program application or guarantee acceptance into the program. A member of the department will reach out to you with more information once your contact information has been submitted.
160 Main St, Farmington, NH 03835, US