The purpose of this SOG
is to distinguish duties, obligations, and accomodations to those wishing
to participate in the resident intern program. Each member wishing to participate
in this program must abide by the rules, regulations and conditions below.
Any member granted resident
intern status will follow this SOG.
The Administrative Lt.
will administer this program. He/she may delegate specific duties contained
within this program to various operational or administrative officers.
The Administrative Lt. will appoint a “resident intern” proctor who will
be responsible for the day-to-day operations of this program.
A request for “Resident
Intern Status” will be completed by the requesting individual and forwarded
to the Administrative Lt. for review. The Administrative Lt. will conduct
an interview with the applicant requesting resident intern status, along
with a minimum of one operations officer and the resident intern proctor.
Upon completion of the interview,
the interview panel will make a recommendation in favor or against the
All necessary documentation
will be completed as directed by the Administrative Lt. or designee.
The demands of today’s
fire service have required fire departments to develop creative staffing
solutions to insure response. The resident intern program creates a “win-win”
for the fire station and the live in member. The fire station attains personnel
who are available to respond and fulfill other company responsibilities.
In return, the resident intern is afforded living accommodations at a minimal
cost ($20 per month). This program is not new to the fire service. This
model has been used nationwide with great results, often attracting new
members who would not ordinarily have been available to respond.
The resident intern applicant
must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED,
a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
A resident intern is a probationary
member if you are not currently a member of Station 43.
for resident intern status will be given to current Station 43 active members
and applying members with prior documented emergency services training.
The resident intern applicant
will complete the Station 43 probationary membership program and will obtain
a PA Firefighter I designation within one year.
The applicant must be in
school full time, working full time or working part-time and attending
Resident interns will be
provided living accommodations and other lodging amenities (i.e. washer
dryer, internet access and phone). The resident intern, in return,
will fill on-duty station shifts.
Resident interns are required
to fill 4 shifts per week of 8 hours each.
Scheduling of shifts will
be coordinated with the Administrative Lt and recorded on I AM Responding.
Unless otherwise arranged, there must be a break of at least 8 hours between
shifts. At least one of the shifts during a 7 day period will occur during
the timeframe of 08:00-20:00. During your scheduled shift, you may
be assigned a station duty or project.
Resident interns will comply
with the station rules guideline 400-06-01 related to station duties, cleaning
and other responsibilities.
Meetings, weekly inspections,
and special events such as fundraisers must also be attended.
You will be provided with
a bed, pillow, sheet and blanket. There will also be a locker provided
for your possessions. Bathrooms and shower is also provided. All cleaning
supplies will be provided for cleaning.
Resident interns are provided
one (1) Class C tee-shirt for station events. Other apparel will be available
for purchase. You will follow the department’s Uniform Policy.
A fully working kitchen
will be at your disposal for cooking. Parking, local telephone, cable television,
and laundry facilities are also provided.
All utilities will be paid for by the station. However, your monthly donation
of $20 will help pay for part of this and other accommodations.
All protective gear will
be provided by the station. All gear must be left inside your assigned
locker. You are responsible for all gear and equipment presented to you.
If in any case your gear is damaged or lost, notify your officer.
All safety and protective
gear must be worn for every response. You must abide by all SOG’s,
by-laws, and orders. Failure to do so will lead to a warning, suspension
VII. SUPERSEDED GUIDELINES
This is a new SOG on this