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Fire Academy Bunk-In Program


Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department is proud to partner with our local fire academies by offering the unique opportunity for students to live and work in an active fire department while they attend the fire academy. Students will take what they have learned as they progress through the academy, and apply those skills and knowledge responding to real life incidents.

In doing so, students will gain valuable hands on experience and learn firsthand what life as a firefighter will encompass. Students will learn responsibility, independence, how to work as a team, and many more traits that will help them in their pursuit of a career in the fire service. Additionally, students will be able to show future employers real life experience in the fire service before joining a career department.

Bunk-In Cadet Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must be in possession of a valid CPR card issued by the American Heart Association.

  • Must be currently enrolled in either the Kilgore College Fire Academy or the Tyler Junior College Fire Academy.

  • Must maintain a 75% or higher average at all times while in the academy.

  • Must undergo a drug screening and background check.

  • Must go through a formal interview process.

  • Will be required to enter into a written contract with the Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information or to apply to the Bunk-In Program, please call us at 903-894-6283 or email

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