Student Program

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue has a student program for Central Oregon Community College students. This is an opportunity for the student to gain valuable on-the-job skills as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.

The students are assigned to one of three shifts for the duration of their time in the program. The students participate in regular training in all facets of fire and emergency medical services. The primary goal of the District is to help the students develop the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary to begin a career in the fire service.

Qualifications to become a student:

Minimum:

  • 18 years of age by beginning of program
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or Certificate of Advance Mastery
  • Possess, or obtain, and maintain a valid driver’s license insurable by the District’s insurance carrier

Desirable:

  • EMT or higher
  • NFPA Firefighter I or higher
  • Pump Operator

 

Expectations once you become a student:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in an approved fire protection or EMS degree program and maintain a minimum GPA
  • Obtain EMT certification within one (1) year of appointment
  • Obtain DPSST/NFPA Firefighter I certification within one (1) year of appointment
  • Be available for assigned duty shift except for illness, emergency, or preapproved absences
  • Attend/participate in volunteer training and Monday night drills unless absence is prearranged
  • Be available to respond to emergency calls
  • Participate in station tours, fire safety and EMS education classes, fire safety inspections
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Benefits of becoming a student:

  • Hands-on training and emergency response experience that builds skills for future employment
  • Tuition/book reimbursement up to $1,750 per term