Live-in Program

The Claymont Fire Company is located in the Northern section of Delaware, New Castle County. We serve a metropolitan area just north of the City of Wilmington. The first due of Claymont Fire Company consists of a variety of residential communities, commercial strip malls, industrial parks and complexes, assisted living facilities, and multiple Garden style developments. We also provide mutual aid to many departments surrounding our first due covering a vast majority of structures. The company responds to about 1600 firerescue calls and the career EMS staff handle 4000 EMS calls a year. We provide automatic mutual aid (box assignments) to about 11 departments with the engine, ladder and/or rescue.
 
Station Living: The live-in program offers individual rooms to 12 members with access to high speed cable internet, wifi, and Comcast digital cable in every room. The station offers other amenities which include a gear washer and a regular washer and dryer for personal clothes or sheets, a fully equipped kitchen with vending machines, a game room with a full size pool table, a full gym, another game room with a PS4, XBOX and a Wii, and 6 showers in the station. A bunkroom is available if all 11 rooms are full, which can hold up to 16 additional personnel. There is also a study room available if a quiet location is desired for schoolwork. In exchange for free-living accommodations, the company requires that members perform station duties, attend trainings/meetings, and respond to emergency calls. Live-ins are able to be a resident and receive mail at the station.
 
Education: For those planning to attend a post-secondary educational institute in the area, the live-in program is financially advantageous. Within driving distance are many schools including University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Neumann University, Widener University, Widener Law, Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington University and Delaware County Community college. Less than a half mile away is the Claymont train station which has access to Amtrak and Septa rail systems which can take you to the northeast corridor in less than 15 minutes where more school are available.
 
Firefighters with previous training and experience will be given first consideration in the live-in program.  All firefighters with any recognized level of training are encouraged to apply.
 
Some of the requirements to become a live-in member with the Claymont Fire Company are:
 
- Must be able to meet the minimum availability requirements of staffing fire apparatus for a minimum of 48 hours per week and one weekend a month
- Must be able to comply with company policies and procedures
- 18 years of age
- Possession of a high school diploma, or GED
- Employment and/or educational requirements: Full time student (minimum 12 credits per semester) or employed a minimum of 20 hours per week. A combination of the two is accepted.



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