Public Safety Student Live-In Program

The members of SMCC's Public Safety Student Live-In Collaborative - 16 area community partners and SMCC -- are dedicated to providing the highest degree of risk reduction and emergency services to the communities they serve, developing full time SMCC students into "career-ready" professionals and supporting students' academic success. 
 
Who is eligible to Serve as a Live-in Student?
Students enrolled full time in any academic program at Southern Maine Community College are eligible to serve as one of our 87 live-in students as long as they agree to complete basic fire and EMS training and serve as a community responder. If chosen, you will receive state-of-the-art training and certification, become involved in fire prevention, life safety education, fire and EMS emergency operations and a variety of other community services. You will also live in a fire-EMS station for free (saving thousands of dollars per year) and receive hourly pay for responding to emergency callsMany SMCC students who serve as live-in students graduate debt-free and are highly-sought-after by a wide variety of employers!
 
The program is a partnership of excellence among Southern Maine Community College and 16 participating communities (30 fire-EMS stations). Participation in this program will enrich your college experience, lower your education costs and add important community service credentials to your resume!
 
See Live-In-Program Info and Handouts for application info.
 
For more information, contact Steve Willis (swillis@smccme.edu ), Public Safety Student Live-In Program Coordinator.