Frankfort fire chief Charles Conigliaro at Thursday evening’s village department meeting introduced the four Herkimer County Community College students enrolled in this year’s bunk-in program at the fire department.
They are Sean Krum of West Shokan, Rebecca Jordan of Fort Plain, Samantha Tifft of Cortland and Jon Ordway of North Creek.
The department offers free housing to students in HCCC’s emergency medical technician and paramedic program in exchange for service hours to the department.
To be eligible, students must be at least 18 years of age, be enrolled in the college’s EMT/Paramedic program and maintain state Department of Health certification as an EMT basic or greater level provider. They live at the fire station, go to classes and work 36 hours duty time or on-call service for the department per week, covering emergency calls that meet their certification level.