Student Volunteer Program
At its inception in 1833, the Oxford Fire Department was comprised of 36 volunteer service providers, serving 731 residents. Over the years, with the growth of Oxford, Miami University and the surrounding area, calls have dramatically increased. OFD gets over 2,300 calls a year. The Oxford Fire Department is comprised of Part-time and Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Their dedication and commitment provides service 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You’ll be part of an elite crew of specially trained emergency responders.
- Do you strive to do a good job?
- Do you like to learn new and exciting things?
- Don’t mind a little hard work?
- Do you like to help others?
- Do you think you have good common sense?
- Do you have 24 hours or more a month that you wouldn’t mind contributing to the community you live in?
Does this describe you? Sign up for a ride-a-long and see what it is like!
Student Volunteer Duties and Requirements
You will be required to commit at least 16 hours per month on station where you will be paid per run and have the opportunity to train, make emergency calls, do building and pre-plan inspections and all the duties of firefighters and EMTs do during their day. You’ll learn from the on-duty staff. During these hours, the Student Volunteer will participate as one of the crew. During downtime, the Student Volunteer will have access to the internet and the ability to study regular course work. When you complete the OFD Orientation Program, you will become eligible to sign up for open part-time shifts (paid per hour) and apply for available permanent part-time positions. Included in the program is Level I Fire and EMT-B Training.
All Student Volunteers must qualify and apply (we will accept your résumé) at the City of Oxford Municipal Building, 101 East High Street. We will contact you within a few weeks.
Other Ways to Help
We need volunteers to help with our public educational programs, fundraisers, maintenance and other non-emergency projects.
Stop by the Oxford Fire Department, 217 South Elm Street, or call (513) 523-6324.