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LIVE-IN PROGRAM

Established in 2008, the Claymont Fire Company Live-In program takes pride in being a successful stepping stone for building successful career firefighters, business owners, and technicians of various fields. 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 residents and receive mail at the station.

APPLY

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REQUIREMENTS

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48 HOURS OF STAFFING PER WEEK

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FULL-TIME STUDENT OR EMPLOYED

18 YEARS OF AGE

POSSESSION OF A DIPLOMA OR GED

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AMMENETIES

AMENITIES

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COMMERCIAL
KITCHEN

- COMMERCIAL RANGE & OVEN
- 2 FRIDGES AND A FREEZER
- ALL UTENSILS, POTS, PANS, CUTTING BOARDS
- MICROWAVE & AIR FRIER

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WORKOUT
ROOM

- BENCH PRESS
- TRAINING BENCHES
- DUMBELL SET
- TREADMILL
- OLYPTICAL 
- BARBELLS
- STATIONARY BIKE

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THEATER

- 12 RECLINERS
- 74" FLATSCREEN 4K TV
- GAMING SYSTEMS

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LIVING ROOM

- DINING ROOM TABLE
- POOL TABLE
- TV

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COMMERCIAL
BATHROOMS

- 4 SHOWERS
- 8 BATHROOMS/SINKS
- PRIVATE LOCKERS

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GRILL & CAR WASH AREA

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PERSONAL PANTRIES

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HALLWAY LOUNGE

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INCENTIVES

INCENTIVES

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LIVE-IN FUNDS

A live-in fund provides live-ins with a monthly allowance to use at their discretion. Many live-ins put their funds toward gas, room upgrades and personal gear. This live-in fund is meant to support the members that staff the apparatus for over 48 hours a week.

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ROOM UPGRADES

Each live-in is entitled to over two thousand dollars to update/upgrade their live-in room upon moving in. These updates include new carpets, paint, furniture, TV's, etc.

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TUITON REIMBURSEMENT

Company tuition per semester is $1000. The company also offers other aid via DVFA Recruitment & Retention Grant which can be obtained at $2000 a semester for Under Graduates and $1000 for Masters.

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STIPEND PROGRAM

Live-ins also can accumulate stipend points. Each point is equal to its dollar amount. Live-ins will earn 2 points per call responded to while staffing. Live-ins will also earn .5 a point per hour staffed. Staffing points are earned after the monthly minimum of 192 Hrs (24Hrs x 4 weeks). Live-ins can be accredited by these points toward any purchase they request.

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LIVE-INS

2024 LIVE-INS

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FF/EMT CRIPPS

Hometown: Wildwood, NJ

Nick was born and raised in a fire service family, starting his fire service career in North Wildwood, NJ at the age of 15. After joining Claymont, Nick completed FF1, FF2, Haz-Mat Ops and his EMT and is on track to become a career firefighter in the coming years. Nick is currently on the county's USAR team and a Lieutenant. Nick currently works as a part-time FF/EMT in New Castle County.

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FF OFORI-AGYEKUM

Hometown: Claymont, DE

Kofi, a local to the Claymont area, joined at the age of 16 and is the youngest live-in in the program at 19 years old. Kofi has completed his FF1 and is working to obtain his EMT certification while working as a Rescue Tech for Tec Solv.

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FF CARNEY

Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ

Dan started his fire service career with East Brunswick Fire District #1 in 2018 where he obtained his Firefighter 1 with the Monmouth County Fire Academy the following year. Dan joined the Claymont Fire Company with the goal of progressing his career in emergency services. He currently works as a Dispatcher at the New Castle County Communications Center.

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FF STRAUB

Hometown: Havertown, PA

Mike became a Claymont Live-in after completing highschool with hopes of becoming a better fireman. From his hometown company of Oakmont Fire Company Mike obtained pro board Fire 1, Hazmat ops and vehicle rescue certifications. Mike works full time as a mason and is aiming to complete his EMT and USAR certifications in the near future.

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FF/EMT TRAUGER

Hometown: Pedtricktown, NJ

Robert started in the fire service with Pedricktown NJ in 2020 and completed the Salem County Fire Academy FF1 program. He officially joined the Claymont Fire Company in 2021 to gain more experience and to persue a career in Fire/EMS. Rob currently works as a FF/EMT for the Elsmere Fire Company. 

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FF/EMT HOLLIS

Hometown: Wilmington, DE

Savion started his Fire Service career at Claymont in 2022. Shortly after becoming a Live-in Member. Welder by trade, Savion is currently a full time apprentice as a Steamfitter in the L.U 420. Savion has completed the state fire academy and is currently working on obtaining his EMT. Savion plans on persuing a career in career Fire.

OPEN SPOT

OPEN SPOT

OPEN SPOT

OPEN SPOT

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PAST 2020's LIVE-INS

FF/EMT TANLER

Career: Charlotte Fire, SC

Years: 2020-2024

FF/EMT LIPPERT

Career: Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, PA

Years: 2022 - 2024

FF JOSH MAY

Career: Fairfax County Fire, VA

Years: 2022 - 2023

FF/EMT LEHMANN

Career: Talleyville Fire Company, DE

Years: 2022 - 2023

FF FERGUSON

Career: NCC Fire Dispatcher

Years: 2020 - 2021, and 2023

FF/EMT IRHIN

Career: Emergency Planning Director

Years: 2019 - 2021, and 2023

FF MCNALLY

Career: Holly Springs Fire, NC

Years: 2019 - 2021

FF BUDD

Career: Business Owner

Years: 2019 - 2021

FF MCCARTHY

Career: Sales

Years: 2020 - 2021

FF MORGAN

Career: Welding Tech.

Years: 2020-2022

FF/EMT FOOTE

Career: Christiana Fire, DE

Years: 2019 - 2020

FF/EMT POWERS

Career: Christiana Fire, DE

Years: 2017 - 2021

FF/EMT FANELLI

Career: Middletown Fire, DE

Years: 2019 - 2020

FF/EMT TANZELLA

Career: Fire Equipment Tech.

Years: 2016-2022

FF/EMT BOROI

Career: Talleyville Fire, DE

Years: 2015 - 2020

FF MATHEWS

Career: DuPont Technician

Years: 2015-2021

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GALLERY

GALLERY