Each school semester, Windsor Fire & Rescue Services interviews high school students who have expressed an interest in participating in the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services Co-op program. They apply, through their individual schools, for 4 positions which are available each semester and are interviewed at Fire Headquarters as a part of the selection process.
Students who are selected will serve for 18 weeks shadowing a firefighter mentor or assisting with classes at the Children’s Safety Village. The program is very popular and participating students are rewarded with an insider’s view of Windsor Fire & Rescue Services.
“The Windsor Fire Rescue Co-Op program is a great initiative that gives high school students a first hand look at the daily life of a Windsor Fire Rescue firefighter. From station life to riding out on emergency calls, the co-op experience is a great tool to help those who want to be a firefighter see if it truly is a career for them. As a Windsor Firefighter, I am so glad to have partook in the program as it helped me gain a lot of great experience and develop new relationships with colleagues. I certainly recommend it!”
– Rick Miller, Firefighter
Watch our co-op students perform a special fire safety song.