The Delmar-Bethlehem EMS bunk in program provides rent free housing to qualifying college students in exchange for being an active and responding ambulance crew member.  The program is available to college students living in the Capital region who are EMT certified and ready for duty.  Applicants are being sought for the term beginning in the Fall of 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age before the beginning of the Bunk-In Program residency

  • Be a full-time student entering their second year of college (no freshman)

  • Maintain school enrollment throughout the length of bunk-in participation. (SUNY Albany, St. Rose, Albany Med, Albany Law, SUNY Cobleskill, HVCC, Sage, Union, Russell Sage, RPI, Albany Pharmacy, Siena, Maria)  

  • Be NYS EMT certified and maintain certification for the entire period of service

  • Students at the HVCC and SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic programs are welcome

  • Ride 24 scheduled hours per week on an ambulance crew

  • Meet all the requirements for membership in Delmar-Bethlehem EMS (DBEMS)

  • Have EMT experience with an ambulance service in New York State, be “Crew Chief” ready, and be able to quickly assume duty as an ambulance Crew Chief

  • Meet all the requirements to be a driver for DBEMS and have either CEVO or EVOC training

  • Commitment for the fall and spring semester of an academic year that can be extended into the summer

Bunk-In Program participants will reside in a newly renovated two-bedroom furnished apartment that will be shared with another Bunk-In EMT. 

DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Kitchen
DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Kitchen

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DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Living Room
DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Living Room

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DBEMS Swag
DBEMS Swag

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DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Kitchen
DBEMS Bunk-In Apartment Kitchen

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The apartment building also houses a volunteer FD Bunk-In program and is one mile from the DBEMS North Station. On-duty time will be spent in one of our two EMS stations with recently upgraded crew day rooms, kitchens, study areas, and private bunk rooms.  DBEMS shifts run from 6 pm to midnight and midnight to 6 am.  Average call volume on the 12-hour evening/night shift is a total of 4 calls per day, split between two on-duty ambulance crews.  Duty uniforms and equipment will be provided.  We are eight miles from SUNY Albany.

To obtain an application, please send a letter of interest and resume that outlines how you meet the above requirement to humanresources@delmarems.org

Bunk-In Program

Rent-Free Housing and a Unique College Experience for EMTs