Resident Volunteer Program


Program Description

Lane Fire Authority’s Resident Volunteer Program is intended for individuals looking for a hands on experience while enrolled in school working towards a career in the Fire or EMS service.  The program is designed to reflect what the student will experience during their pursuit to become career paid firefighters and EMT’s.  This is accomplished while assigned to a 48/96 hour shift with career companies, participating in District training, and periodic individual evaluations.

Program History

Lane Fire Authority has a 20 + year tradition of preparing individuals for a career in the Fire/EMS field.  We have placed people within our own agency as well as; Eugene/Springfield Fire, Portland Fire, Salem Fire, Bend Fire, Austin (TX) Fire, and other EMS agencies around the state.

Program Details

Goals and Objectives

  • Promote knowledge of the basic operating principles of the fire and emergency medical service through day-to-day operations, hands on experience and actual classroom time

  • Assist the District with staffing, maintaining and operating various emergency apparatus

  • Promote the social, intellectual and physical welfare of members and create a family atmosphere with closer association among its members by mutual endeavor and cooperation

  • Provide experience, training and mentoring to assist resident with the skills and knowledge to obtain employment and succeed in a fire service career



  • Rent free individual bedroom with use of kitchen and laundry facilities, computer, fax, printers, cable TV, and fully equipped fitness facility

  • Hands-on training and emergency response experience that builds a skillful knowledge base that greatly enhances marketability for employment


Tuition & Other Requirements

See Resident Volunteer Handbook


Our current practice is to bring on Resident Volunteers from our existing volunteer force.