Live-In Program

“Get the Opportunity of a Life Time!”

The Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company #1 is proud to offer a live-in program designed for college students as an option for housing during the course of their college career.

Selected students have the opportunity to live at our firehouse and commute to school. All amenities provided with a comfortable living atmosphere, fully functional kitchen, washer/dryer, exercise facilities, and full bathroom. This program is the only live-in program offered in Fairfield County, CT! While students receive an education, they will gain experience here, which will provide them with training and preparation to pursue a career after college.

Preferred candidates should currently be enrolled in a college or recently accepted to a University within an appropriate proximity to the fire house. Also, have a background in firefighting, and have a Firefighter I certification (preferred, not required).

Interested candidates should contact us for more information and details.

Currently, our live-ins consist of four (4) students who attend the University of New Haven, pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees in Fire Science and Paramedicine.

Check out http://www.newhaven.edu/ to read more about their programs.

Meet the Live-Ins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Scott Lanahan

Year: Senior

School: University of New Haven

Major: B.S. Fire Science – Arson Investigation (Minor in Criminal Justice)

Hometown: Manahawkin, New Jersey

About Me: “I am 22 years old and live in New Jersey. I have grown up in the fire service as my Dad has been a firefighter for 33 years and was chief of a volunteer department for 8 years. All my life, being a firefighter is what I have always wanted to do. I am pursuing a career in the fire service and this program has helped pave the way. Living at the fire house is a fast paced, exciting alternative from a college dorm. We get to answer calls and play a vital role in a busy department, all while building experience through training and establishing valuable relationships and connections with other members.”

Live-In since August of 2015


Name: Sam Atkins

Year: Senior

School: University of New Haven

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Live-In since August of 2015


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Name: Dan Tuohy

Year: Junior

School: University of New Haven

Major: B.S. Fire Science – Arson Investigation (Minor in Criminal Justice)

Hometown: Stillwater, New Jersey

About Me: “I am a 20 year old firefighter from New Jersey. I have been a firefighter there for about 5 years now, in the small town of Stillwater. I chose to be a live-in with the hopes to be a career firefighter and this program has given me the experience to prepare for my future career. There are many members and officers here who are willing to help and are very welcoming. In the short 3 years I have been here, I have learned so much.”

Live-In since August of 2016


Name: Thomas Welch

Year: Junior

School: University of New Haven

Major: B.S. Fire Science – Administration

Hometown: Freedom, New Hampshire

About Me: “I’ve been a live-in here at the Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company for two and a half months. I spent the first two years of my college career living on campus. I don’t regret living on campus, it was an awesome experience, but part of me wishes that I became a live-in sooner. When it comes to school work and managing time, living at the fire house has only improved those skills, allowing me to get my work done on time and strive for good grades. Living at the fire stations is a whole new ball game. Trumbull Center is a busy department with a lot of experience to offer. Becoming a live-in has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made.”

Live-In since August of 2018