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  Public Safety Student Live-In Program

The members of SMCC's Public Safety Student Live-In Program are dedicated to providing the highest degree of risk reduction and emergency services to the communities they serve, developing Fire Science, Criminal Justice and Paramedicine students into "occupation-ready" professionals, and supporting students' academic success. 
Apply to become a live-in student while enrolled full time in Fire Science, Criminal Justice or Paramedicine, or other programs at Southern Maine Community College. If chosen, you will receive state-of-the-art training and certification, become involved in fire prevention, life safety education and emergency operations. You will also live in a fire station and may receive compensation for responding to emergency calls .
The program is a partnership of excellence among Southern Maine Community College and 17 participating communities (30 fire-EMS stations). This program will start your development in the public safety disciplines, and prepare you for a variety of careers including fire/rescue, technical rescue team, fire & life safety education, fire prevention, fire investigation, company officer, emergency medical services and other jobs in the public sector and private industry.
The application for the Live-In-Program can be found by scrolling down this page.
For more information, contact Steve Willis ( about the Public Safety Student Live-In Program.