Resident Reserves

South Lane County Fire & Rescue offers positions to motivated members of our community with a desire to persue a career within the Fire & EMS industry. 

Resident Reserves are provided with lodging and are reimbursed for tuition for classes towards their Emergency Medicine or Fire Science degrees. Resident Reserves work directly with our career staff to provide EMS and Fire responses to the citizens living within the Fire District and Ambulance Service Area. As a part of our regular staffing, Resident Reserves gain valuable hands-on experience in the industry and are trained and positioned for success at obtaining a career position. 

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Resident Reserve. 


For more information on becoming a Resident Reserve or to receive an application, please call us at (541) 942-4493 or visit our Cottage Grove station located at 233 Harrison Ave. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday.


What others have to say about the Resident program:


South Lane County Fire & Rescue's resident program is one of the best I know of. Not only gives you real life experience in Fire/EMS, but also provides you free rooming, tuition reimbursement, and a monthly stipend. I highly recommend anybody interested in this field to consider this program. - Travis Hansen, South Lane Fire & Rescue


The Resident program at South Lane County Fire & Rescue is designed to make you successful. Nothing beats the hands-on experience you get; both as a firefighter, and also in an ambulance. My time as a resident really made a difference with my Paramedic classes. As a resident for South Lane, you're an integral part of the team. The staff at South Lane makes it their priority to make you successful, and to prepare you for getting that job as a Firefighter or Paramedic! - Tim Heuser, South Lane Fire & Rescue

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Contact Us

Administration and Headquarters
233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri

Emergency Dial 911