F.I.R.E. retiree Service Recruitment

Covid 19 has given first responders an elevated, positive visibility throughout our nation. People want to be associated with, and act in support of our work. Good athletes have the physical qualities and work ethic needed for the fire service. 


help pay tuition for potential fire service recruits to obtain their Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedic, and related fire service certifications where there is an associated cost. 

Hospitals are encouraged to support. Our EMT’s or Medics may decide to further their education to become nurses or other para-professionals.

How does It Work?

The F.I.R.E. retiree Recruit Center

tracks each potential recruit/student that participates in our training or mini camps. We also develop partnerships with Community Colleges for the formal training, certification process, and Fire/Emergency Medical Services departments for entry level jobs in the fire service to track who applies and obtains jobs in all disciplines. 

*Note: Recipients must agree to achieve and maintain a CPR license, agree to give 20 hours of community service to the F.I.R.E. RETIREE’S and sign up as a member using the form below.


Must have obtained a minimum of a GED or high school diploma, have a valid driver license and have obtained a current CPR license through American Heart Association: BLS for Healthcare providers.

Educational & career goal

Be enrolled at St. Louis Community College pursuing an Emergency Medical Technology Certificate of Specialization with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be in good standing.


Submit a 200-500 word essay outlining "Why you want to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and what are your career goals."

Recipient's Agreement

Student(s) enrolled in the EMT program are required to complete a background check and be registered with the Family Care and Safety Registry. Student(s) who are selected as recipients of the scholarship will be required to send a note of thanks to the donor as a condition of receiving the reward.


Complete STLCC’s online scholarship application now!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

You must be 18-28 years of age to apply

The American Heart Association offers CPR classes. Click Here to learn more.

To obtain an EMT license the class is the to one semester of education and the Paramedic School is anywhere between 1.5 to 2 years dependent on the amount of time it takes you to complete your hospital hours and clinicals.

Forest Park Community College or any other accredited college program.

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Bringing notoriety and additional funds to support the Athlete to First Responder Charitable fund Inc. These partnerships assist underprivileged young men and women with obtaining the certifications needed to apply for positions in the fire or emergency medical service field.