Merdith Fire Department
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
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Program Description

     The Meredith Fire Department Student Intern Program is designed to provide fire science students attending Lakes Region Community College with opportunities to gain practical experience in various areas of the fire service. The downtown station is an approximate 18 minute drive to the LRCC campus.

    Students live and work in Meredith's downtown fire station and play an active role in day to day operations.

    Meredith is a call fire department with a full time chief. EMS calls are handled by a private ambulance service (Stewarts Ambulance) and ride along opportunities can also be arranged as part of the program.

   The  Meredith Fire Department responds to approximately 490 calls per year and Stewarts Ambulance handles around 1100 medical calls annually for the town.

    The Student Intern Program is highly competitive and only four students will be invited to participate each year. It is our goal to help interns develop into well rounded and prepared firefighters who are ready for full time employment. Students are given free housing at the downtown station as well as numerous opportunities for practical training and experience in exchange for the hours they spend working their duty shifts. This will typically amount to 32 hours per week. Students will be paid for time spent responding to calls and training at the same rate as regular firefighter trainees.

    A typical day for a student intern can include some or all of the following:

  • Structure Fires
  • Alarm Activations
  • Wildland Fires
  • Water and Ice Rescues
  • Aerial Operations
  • Driver Training
  • Search and Rescue
  • Auto Extrication and Accident Clean-up
  • Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance
  • Fire Prevention and Education
  • Incident Reporting
  • Building Pre-plan Development
  • Pump and Hydrant Testing
  • Station Inspection and Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Pump Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Housekeeping
How to Apply

Applicants to the program must be 18 years of age on or before June 30 of the year of application.

Firefighter interns must be enrolled as a full time student at Lakes Region Community College and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume'
  • Meredith Fire Department Trainee Application - Click here
  • Two letters of personal reference
  • Copy of most recent physical
  • Letter from your doctor certifying you are fit for all physical activities associated with firefighting
Preference is given to candidates with:
  • CPR certification
  • Firefighter 1 Certification
  • CDL license
  • First Aid Training
Important Dates:
  • Application Period: March 1 thru March 31
  • Oral Boards for Applicants: Early April
  • Notification of Chosen Applicants: Early May
  • Move in Day: Third Saturday in August
  • Orientation Week: Week after move-in day
Mail applications to:
Deputy Chief Andre H. Kloetz
Meredith Fire Department
PO Box 494
Meredith, NH 03253-0494

Program Provided Gear:
  • Pager, Charger and Case
  • Turnout Gear
  • Helmet
  • Structural Firefighting Boots
  • Extrication Gloves
  • Forestry Gear
  • Use of SCBA for Fire School Classes
  • Department Uniform T-Shirts
  • State Fireman's Association Dues
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • Assigned Dormitory Room
  • Personal Vehicle Parking
  • Cooking Facilities
Student Supplied Gear
  • Steel Toed Black Duty Boots
  • Navy Blue Duty Pants
  • Food and Beverages
  • Linens
  • Personal Hygiene Items
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2023 Monthly Runs
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Run Totals
2022 513
2021 503
2020 491
2019 448
2018 480
2017 474
2016 467
2015 414
2014 389
2013 445
2012 395
2011 384
2010 339

Meredith Fire Department 286 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6061