Resident Interns

The Resident Intern Program began in 2006, and is funded by a Federal grant called SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response). This is a two-year program, for students who are enrolled full-time in the Fire Science Program at Clatsop Community College. Interns who maintain a 3.0 GPA or better are eligible for tuition reimbursement. There is a small monthly stipend and cost-free living quarters to help with expenses.

In addition to their classes, Interns work 10 shifts per month for the Fire District. During this time, they participate in hands-on training and get any help they need with their studies. In the course of their education, they will earn their IFSAC Firefighter I and Washington State Emergency Medical Technician certifications, and a national certification to fight wildfires. This kind of direct training, with supervision and assistance available at any time, is designed to help Interns become more marketable in this competitive field.

If you are interested in participating in the Resident Intern Program, please contact the District Administration Office at (360) 665-4451.