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Resident Program

Resident Program

Grant County Fire District #3 Resident firefighters are individuals who are selected to live within one of GCFD3’s facilities and make it their primary residence.  The resident firefighter is provided with living accommodations, utilities, internet access, television, laundry and basic necessities to live in the quarters, excluding food.  They are provided full structural and wild land protective clothing (excluding wild land boots and duty pants), a class B uniform shirt, and duty tee shirts.  Training and educational opportunities are both offered and required in the classroom setting and “hands on” atmosphere.  IFSAC FF1 courses are taught, and EMT class is provided with residents contracted to pass certification (as available) within one year of residency.  Resident Firefighters are required to pull approximately ten scheduled 12 hour shifts from 18:00 to 06:00, with no less than one weekend per month.  Residents receive a $50 stipend for food each month, as well $200 for expenses.

We have ten resident rooms, seven at the main station located in Quincy, and three at the George station.  Applications for the resident program are taken any time and held until a vacancy in the program comes available, at which time the applicant will be contacted for testing, interview and potential placement.

Our Requirements

Applicants MUST:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have proper documentation to complete I-9 and be employable in the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Have an acceptable and insurable driving record
  • Be able to pass a post acceptance physical examination and drug screen
  • Pass a written and physical agility test
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language

Application Procedure

Fill out all Volunteer Application Forms found on this website, checking the “Resident” box at the top.  Forms may be e-mailed or faxed in, with a hard copy printed and mailed or brought into the main station.