Technical College students enrolled in fire fighting and paramedic classes are able to participate in activities related to their studies. The intern program is similar to the shadow program with the exception being their involvement in emergency responses. Interns are able to perform the same medical procedures and fire fighting practices that the city fire fighter/paramedics do. The technical college programs require students to have actual "hands on experience" as a fire fighter or paramedic. They put in a prescribed number of hours at the fire department as part of their school cirriculum.
Our intern program has had a very positive effect on many students who have participated here. Plus it helps them prepare for their chosen profession.