Aetna’s Live-In Program, which began in July 2017, offers individuals an opportunity to serve the fire company in exchange for free housing. The program is primarily targeted toward college students who have existing skills, experience and/or certifications in firefighting and EMS – and particularly students who are attending local schools, such as the University of Delaware.
Live-In Program members are expected to be available for emergency response a set number of hours per week, as well as to attend training and assist with other tasks as needed. Currently, the company rents three townhouses across the street from Station 9 for this program, which means members will be living right in the heart of Newark, Delaware, and close to the UD campus.
Aetna will review applications each year for twelve positions within the Live-In Program, and hopes to obtain highly-qualified individuals who are capable of contributing to the company’s mission of “Service to Others.”