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Merdith Fire Department
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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MEREDITH FIRE DEPARTMENT
RESIDENT STUDENT INTERN FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM
Program Description

     The Meredith Fire Department Student Intern Program is designed to provide fire science students attending Lakes Region Community College with opportunities to gain practical experience in various areas of the fire service. The downtown station is an approximate 18 minute drive to the LRCC campus.

    Students live and work in Meredith's downtown fire station and play an active role in day to day operations.

    Meredith is a call fire department with a full time chief. EMS calls are handled by a private ambulance service (Stewarts) and ride along opportunites can also be arranged as part of the program.

   The  Meredith Fire Department responds to approximately 375 calls per year and Stewarts handles around 1100 medical calls for the town.

    The Student Intern Program is highly competitive and only four students will be invited to participate each year. It is our goal to help interns develop into well rounded and prepared firefighters who are ready for full time employment. Students are given free housing at the downtown station as well as numerous opportunities for practical training and experience in exchange for the hours they spend working their duty shifts. This will typically amount to 32 hours per week. Students will be paid for time spent responding to calls and training at the same rate as regular firefighter trainees.

    A typical day for a student intern can include some or all of the following:

  • Structure Fires
  • Alarm Activations
  • Wildland Fires
  • Water and Ice Rescues
  • Aerial Operations
  • Driver Training
  • Search and Rescue
  • Auto Extrication and Accident Clean-up
  • Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance
  • Fire Prevention and Education
  • Incident Reporting
  • Building Pre-plan Development
  • Pump and Hydrant Testing
  • Station Inspection and Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Pump Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Housekeeping
How to Apply

Applicants to the program must be 18 years of age on or before June 30 of the year of application.

Firefighter interns must be enrolled as a full time student at LRCTC and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume'
  • Meredith Fire Department Trainee Application - Click here
  • Two letters of personal reference
  • Copy of most recent physical
Preference is given to candidates with:
  • CPR certification
  • Firefighter 1 Certification
  • CDL license
  • First Aid Training
Important Dates:
  • Application Period: March 1 thru March 31
  • Oral Boards for Applicants: Early April
  • Notification of Chosen Applicants: Early May
  • Move in Day: Third Saturday in August
  • Orientation Week: Week after move-in day
Mail applications to:
Deputy Chief Andre H. Kloetz
Meredith Fire Department
PO Box 494
Meredith, NH 03253-0494
603.455.7032
akbauencorp@metrocast.net


Program Provided Gear:
  • Pager, Charger and Case
  • Turnout Gear
  • Helmet
  • Structural Firefighting Boots
  • Extrication Gloves
  • Forestry Gear
  • Use of SCBA for Fire School Classes
  • Department Uniform T-Shirts
  • State Fireman's Association Dues
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • Assigned Dormitory Room
  • Personal Vehicle Parking
  • Cooking Facilities
Student Supplied Gear
  • Steel Toed Black Duty Boots
  • Navy Blue Duty Pants
  • Food and Beverages
  • Linens
  • Personal Hygiene Items
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2017 Monthly Runs
January
35
February
34
March
30
April
29
May
34
June
57
July
50
August
54
September
27
October
48
November
33
December
-
Total
431
Updated
12/1/17
Run Totals
2016 467
2015 414
2014 389
2013 445
2012 395
2011 384
2010 339
2009 322
2008 392

Meredith Fire Department 286 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6061