Bunk-In Program

 

 

 

The East Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department operates a very aggressive student bunk-in Program which coincides with the Fire Protection Technology program at Onondaga Community College.

This program benefits both the East Syracuse community and the students themselves. The community benefits by having already trained firefighters living at both fire stations during the school year. Students are required to answer alarms whenever they are at the fire station. If an alarm comes in and the student is getting ready for school, the student is not required to go to the alarm. The students education is our first priority.

The program also benefits the students by not only giving them a free place to live while they are enrolled in college, but they also gain the experience of being a firefighter in a very busy and progressive fire department. Some of our students come from fire departments that have as low as 300 calls per year. The East Syracuse Fire Department averages 1,000 calls per year.

Both East Syracuse Fire Stations have shared dorm rooms to accomidate students. East student has their own bed, dresser, night stand, and desk. Each station includes a kitchen, television lounge, showers, locker room, fitness gym, laudry machines, and Internet Access. Soft drinks and Gatorade are supplied by the department. Students supply their own food and transportation.

All students must maintain membership with their home departments during their stay. When operating as student bunk-in's, they are considered mutual-aid members and are covered by their home departments insurance.

Student Bunk-In’s must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must already be an active member of a volunteer fire department in New York State and stay an active member while being a student bunk-in.
  • Must already have NYS Firefighter 1 completed
  • Must be a matriculated student in the Fire Protection technology Program at Onondaga Community College
  • Cannot  be from Onondaga County

                                                               

2019-2020 Bunk-Ins

                                                                                                             
 

Under Construction.....

 

 

 

Past Bunk-Ins

 

 

 

Jason Haas (2005-2007)

Farmer

 

Andrea Herubin (2006-2008)

EAVES (East Area Volunteer Emergency Services)

 

Nate Baker (2006-2008)

East Syracuse Fire Department

Fayetteville Fire Department

 

Jeff Allen (2008-2010)

Albany City Fire Department

 

Ethan Darbee (2009-2011)

AMR Ambulance

 

Jake Johnson (2008-2010)

AMR Ambulance

 

Joe Bergin (2011-2012)

Yorktown Heights Fire Department

 

Mike Arrigoni (2011-2013)

Yorktown Heights Fire Department

 

Jack Rotariu (2011-2013)

East Syracuse Fire Department 

City of Syracuse Fire Department

 

Willie Browne (2011-2014)

NYS Thruway

East Syracuse Fire Department

 

Dylan Baker (2012-2014)

Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department

 

Brennon Tompkins (2012-2014)

Cooperstown Medical Transport
 

Justin Russell (2012-2014)

Jonesville Fire Department

SRI Fire Sprinklers LLC.

 

Matt Stewart (2012-2014)

Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department

Westchester County Dept. of Corrections

 

Jeremy Asencio (2013-2014)

Virginia Beach Fire Department

 

Matt Mallory (2014-2015)

United States Marine Corps
Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department

 

Ryan Howles (2013-2015)

 

Matt Eichler (2014-2015)

Montrose Fire Department
 
 
Liam Maguire (2014-2016)
 
AMR
 
Matt Hauf (2014-2016)
 
Holland-Patent Engine Company
VA Firefighter
 
Mike Fitzgerald (2014-2016)
 
Ulster Hose Co. #5
FDNY EMS
 
Lukas Boyle (2014-2016)
 
Ulster Hose Co. #5
 
Kyle Jones (2016-2018)
 
City of Oswego Fire
 
Keegan Dunn (2016-2018)
 
Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department
 

 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  
                                                              
 
 
 
 
 
 

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