Becoming a live-in member of the Exeter Twp. Vol. Fire Department is financially advantageous for students pursuing a postsecondary education. The station is a short commute to Reading Area Community College, Penn State University (Berks / Lehigh Campus), Alvernia College, Albright College, and Kutztown University. With current student housing expenses on the rise, the live-in program offered by the Exeter Twp. Vol. Fire Department provides a financial savings for the student, while enhancing the staffing levels and service provided to the community.

In exchange for free living accommodations, the live-in member will be required to perform station duties, attend training / meetings, and respond to emergency calls. Attendance and dedication to education are a priority and will be taken into consideration if they conflict with station duties.

The Exeter Twp. Vol. Fire Department (West Station) facility provides its members with:

  • Internet Access (Cable internet and Mozzila Firefox)
  • College Computer Software (MS Word, Excel, and more)
  • Quiet Study Facilities
  • Kitchen Facilities (Microwave, Stove, Refrig., and more)
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Air Conditioned Sleeping Quarters
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Newly renovated bathroom facility

There are currently two openings for live-in members. The openings will be filled on an application and interview basis. Firefighters with previous training and experience will be given first consideration for the program; however, we will accept interested individuals with no previous training or experience into the program.

Requirements to become a live-in member with the Exeter Twp. Vol. Fire Department:

  • Must show proof of Health and Car Insurance
  • Must comply with company policies and procedures

A live-in firefighter will be issued (based on approval from the Chief):

(All Equipment is issued at NO cost to the FIrefighter)
  • NFPA compliant turnout gear
  • NFPA compliant helmet
  • Nomex hood
  • Pair of gloves
  • Fire company t-shirt
  • Survivor flashlight
  • Company sanctioned and State Certified Training
  • Motorola Minitor V Pager
If you are interested in becoming a live-in member with the Exeter Twp. Vol. Fire Department please fill out our inquiry form.