Become a Resident

Joey Garza - Resident Coordinator
Phone: 509-547-9306
Email: jgarza@fcfd3.org

Franklin County Fire District 3 Resident Firefighter Program consists of 3-5 resident firefighters that reside at the fire station and respond to emergency incidents. Residents in the program will have the opportunity to obtain their NREMT certificate, IFSAC FF1, and Wildland FF2.  In addition to EMS/Fire training, residents may also qualify for college tuition reimbursement!

Basic Function

The Resident Firefighter is responsible for maintaining a state of readiness in order to respond to and mitigate emergency situations that FCFD3 responds to. A Resident will maintain a high level of professionalism while responding to emergency incidents and other FCFD3-related activities. Residents will be certified to the minimum training standards set forth by FCFD3 Training Division. 

Resident Duties

• Respond to and mitigates emergencies both inside and outside of FCFD3’s response area, as required.
• Conducts self professionally when representing Franklin County Fire District 3.
• Supports and carries out the mission of FCFD3.
• Attends and actively participates in training.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Possess and maintain valid driver’s license and be insurable by department insurance provider
• Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
• Must be able to pass a background check
• Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a Firefighter/EMT

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