We are currently recruiting for Fall 2016 & Spring 2017, with sporadic openings at other times depending on availability. Firefighter I & EMT are required at time of move-in. See requirements section below for more info.
If you are a student pursuing a higher education or have full time employment — and prior experience in the fire, rescue & EMS — here’s your chance to become part of a fast-paced emergency services environment, The Hyattsville VFD live-in bunkroom program was one of the first in nation and continues to drive future leaders of the fire service.
The HVFD’s live-in program typically has openings each Fall with occasional opportunities for Spring and Summer move-in dates. Complete the form on this page to be contacted by a Live-In Program recruiter.
We are located near the University of Maryland, University of Maryland University College, Prince George’s Community College, and Montgomery Community College. We are also a short Metro ride to Catholic and George Washington Universities, and are along the University of Maryland shuttle route.
Bunkroom alumni have gone on to careers throughout America’s fire service, from firefighter to Chief … and countless other careers including many Fire Protection Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Managers and beyond. Many former live-ins are also among today’s HVFD leadership.
• For more information about the department, the application process, HVFD benefits and more, download our Prospective Member Guide here.
In addition to our many overall membership benefits, highlights for live-in members include:
The HVFD’s Bunkroom program has hosted hundreds of Fire and EMS volunteers from across the country and around the World, many attending local colleges and universities.
General Requirements are Firefighter I, EMT-B and the ability to pass a thorough background check and physical examination performed by the Prince George’s County Fire Department.
The live-in complement averages about 12-18 male and female members each semester. Living space is provided free in return for responding to calls at least four nights per week, among other requirements.
Current bunkroom members come from all over the country: Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, New York, Massachusetts and elsewhere.