Fire and Rescue members learn real life skills that put them at an advantage in many of life’s circumstances. As students of Saint Michael’s College and members of a respected community service program, these volunteers discover that their role serves many purposes. On a community level, members have the chance to assist those in need and give back to their surrounding communities.
The students play a vital role in saving lives and protecting property, all while developing a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility. On a personal level, these students develop an extraordinary set of values. Their experience gives profound depth and personal enrichment to their lives and they gain a deeper respect for life and service. They also discover friendships forged in rigorous training and demanding circumstances that last a lifetime.
Fire and Rescue volunteers acquire skills that will help them in the professional world. Students learn organizational skills that are essential in any profession. The students must master time management, teamwork, performance under pressure, and communication skills that align them for success in careers such as medicine, health care, business and many other professional fields.
Fire and Rescue also broadens the academic experience of these student volunteers. They use knowledge gathered from their traditional academic setting as well as practical skills as they tackle different challenges.
WHAT MAKES SMFR UNIQUE?
Unlike some college departments, SMFR is exclusively staffed by the students and alumni of Saint Michael's College.
The unit runs ALS crews with Vermont licensed EMT-Advanced in addition to EMT-Basic and CPR certified crew members who respond to many different medical emergencies. more
As the first college-affiliated fire department in New England, Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue has been a model for colleges nationwide. more
Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue is dedicated to providing the highest quality professional fire and emergency medical services and education for the campus and communities which we serve. more
Learn about what being a member of Saint Michael's Fire and Rescue is all about. more