The Student Firefighter program is very important to Redmond Fire & Rescue. Students are assigned to work side by side with career personnel while attending classes at Central Oregon Community College. The Student program is a THREE year dual degree program with the student completing the requirements to earn AAS degrees in Structural Fire Science and EMS upon completion. Students earn a $1000 per term scholarship through a testing process, with a total of 9 student positions. The scholarship can be used toward your tuition and books. The Joint Recruitment Process is offered each year in March, April or May with the appointment beginning July 1st. Redmond Fire & Rescue does not currently offer a resident program.
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
Selection is made through participation in the Central Oregon Joint Scholarship Recruitment Testing process. Selection and scholarship awards will be made by the fire agencies as a collaborative effort. Redmond Fire & Rescue will hold a selection interview process after receiving a list of eligible candidates from the Joint Recruitment Testing Process. Completion of a second Physical Ability Test (CPAT) may be required.
Age: Minimum of 18 at time of appointment.
Physical Condition: Must possess and maintain the ability, endurance, and strength necessary to perform the duties of a Firefighter.
Character: Must be of good character. A background check will be conducted on all candidates prior to appointment.
Oregon Driver License: Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be insurable by the Fire District insurance carrier.
Drug Screen: Must pass a drug screening at time of appointment; or any time after.
All questions regarding the student firefighter program shall be directed to Training/Volunteer Coordinator Battalion Chief Jake Campbell by e-mail at Jake.Campbell@redmondfireandrescue.org
Information about the recruitment process for 2015 is provided in the attached documents.