Student Residency Program

Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to gain practical experience working as a firefighter while enrolled in NH Community Technical College in Laconia. You are expected to work hard to fulfill both your academic and firefighting responsibilities during your time with our department.

In exchange for the opportunity to live, work and train with us, student interns will be required to fulfill daily and weekly work obligations for the CHFD. You will often face long hours, difficult work conditions and limited free time while trying to be both a student and a firefighter. Remember that to qualify and remain eligible for this program, student interns must be enrolled full time at NHCTC in a fire science program, maintain a 2.5 GPA and adhere to all policy and SOG’s of the CHFD, without exception.