Nottingham Fire Department Live In Program


The Nottingham Fire Department established it's live in program in the early 1980's. It was the first program of it's kind in Bucks County. We are proud to boast that many of our firefighters that have participated in the live in program throughout the years have gone on to become career firefighters, law enforcement officers and other careers in emergency services. The program is designed for firefighters to utilize the station as their full-time residence, allowing for a quick and professional fire department response. In exchange for free living accommodations and several other perks, the live-in members are responsible for responding to emergency calls, performing station duties, and participating in duty crews & training. The program is both demanding and time consuming, but it is our hope that it creates the discipline and respect that is expected in a career fire department. As a Live-In Member, you will need to follow the live in rules set forth , maintain active status and fulfill duty crew and training requirements.


Live In Benefits:

-- Free living accommodations
-- Modern apparatus & equipment
-- Uniforms
-- All personal protective equipment supplied
-- Firefighting experience & department training
-- Free progressive training and national certification courses (through Bucks County Community College)
-- Free access to workout facilities (with personal trainer)
-- High speed wireless internet access
-- Free laundry utilities
-- Quiet study area available
-- Easy access to local colleges and Universities
-- Easy access to public transportation
-- $500 annual stipend (after 1 year of service)


Live In Requirements:

-- Must be 18 years or older
-- Must have Firefighter1 & Haz Mat Operations Level certifications
-- Must be a student or employed full time
-- Must be in station Sunday night through Thursday night 2300-0600
-- Must maintain active status, fulfilling training and duty crew requirements
-- Respond to fire & ems (QRS) emergency calls
-- In house station duties


If you are interested in becoming a Live-in Member contact us at or call the station (215) 638-7008 and ask for Deputy Chief Rob Sponheimer or Battalion Chief Jeff Sarcewicz.