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 August 2021.

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 freshmen) or EMT-P student in Albany County or a surrounding county and maintain school enrollment throughout the length of Bunk-In participation

  • Have a permanent residence outside of the NYS Capital District

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

  • Ride 24 scheduled hours per week on an ambulance crew

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

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

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

Bunk-In Program participants receive residency in a 2-bedroom fully furnished apartment, shared with another Bunk-In participant. 

The apartment building also houses a volunteer fire department Bunk-In Program and is one mile from the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS 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 volunteer shifts run from 6:00 pm to midnight and midnight to 6:00 am.  Average call volume on the 12-hour evening/overnight shift is a total of 4 calls, split between two on-duty ambulance crews.  Duty uniforms and crew equipment is provided.

To obtain an application, please send a letter of interest and resume that outlines how you meet the above requirement to Jen Kerr at

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