The Moyers Corners Fire Department has been running a Student Bunk-in Program since 1997. It has been a tremendous success for the students and the fire department alike. Students who are enrolled in a college or university in Onondaga County, or its contiguous counties, live at our four fire stations. In return for living at our fire stations, the students work regular duty shifts to help maintain the fire stations and apparatus. When an alarm comes in, they act as firefighters and respond with our apparatus. This has not only helped to keep our facilities and apparatus well maintained, but has also helped our overall staffing.
MCFD Bunk-In Application
MCFD Bunk-In Contract
What do the students gain?
The students take what they have learned in their fire service training/education and apply it through experience responding to our alarms. The students also gain responsibility, independence, how to work as a team, and many other traits that will help them to be successful in the career fire service. As you can see this is a win/win situation both for the students and the fire department.
What are the requirements to be a part of the program?
1. Student candidate shall be a minimum of 18 years of age.
2. Student must go through a formal interview process.
3. Student shall be a full-time matriculated student enrolled within the Fire Protection Technology degree
program at Onondaga Community College or another accredited university.
4. Student shall be an active member of a recognized volunteer fire department in New York State and outside
of Onondaga County, New York.
5. Student would be required to enter into a written contract with the Moyers Corners Fire Department.
6. School is the number one reason the students are in our program, and the fire department cannot stress enough how important it is to us to
make sure the students are successful in school.
The program is governed by a Bunk-In Committee and the Chiefs of the Moyers Corners Fire Department. We have students from all over New York State, and we can honestly say that we don't know what we would do without the help of the students named above. If you are a hard worker, a good student, have a passion to make a career out of the fire service, and love to run fire/rescue/medical calls (1700+ a year), then we may have a spot for you. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are they now?
Brad Badali: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Virginia
Chad Barnes: Marsh Consultants, Syracuse, New York
Andy Brown: Myrtle Beach Fire Department, South Carolina
Brian Burkle: Oneida City Fire Department, New York
Matt Buss: Chesterfield FD - Chesterfield, Virginia
Sam Colburn: Ontario County Sheriff's Office, New York
Justin Gershon: City of Albany Fire Department
Trevor Goodenough: Utica FD
Brian Grey: Lieutenant, Washington DC Fire Department
Charlie Hess: FDNY Ambulance
Donny Hess: United States Marine Corps
Bob Knightingale: Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department, North Carolina
Adam Maier: City of Charlotte Fire Department - Charlotte, North Carolina
Alex Nagoda: FDNY Ambulance
Ryan Norman: New York City Police Department - Emergency Service Unit
Robert Petit: Burlington FD, Vermont
Dustin Prievo: Baltimore City Fire Department
Anthony Rivelli: New York City Police Department
Matt Rovelli: Loudoun County Fire/Rescue - Loudoun County, Virginia
Brandon Rundle: City of Utica Fire Department
Dylan Scharlau: Brentwood Fire Rescue, Brentwood, Tennessee
Joe Signorelli: City of Richmond Fire Department - Richmond, Virginia
Dakotah Smith: Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Greg Smith: Washington DC Fire Department
Cody Thieme: City of Rome Fire Department - Rome, New York
Ben Treptow: Franklin County Emergency Dispatcher
Ken Walsh: City of Charlotte Fire Department- Charlotte, North Carolina
(L-R) Zach Wheelock, Ken Ulrich, Ryan Harding, Bryce Schoonover, Noah Farrell,
|2016 Fall Semester|
Top: Dakotah Smith, Noah Farrell
Bottom: Anthony Vivenzio, Matt Artus, Dan Fuller, Ryan Harding, Bryce Schoonover
|2015 Fall Semester|
|2014 Spring Semester|
|2013 Spring Semester|
|Bucket: Tory Zinsmeister, Brian Burkle, Josh Williams, Matt Osinski
Standing: Robert Petit, Billy McSweeney, Ben Treptow
|Billy McSweeney, Robert Petit, Ben Treptow|
|2013 Fall Students|
|Billy McSweeney, Troy Barrett, Ryan Granger, Robert Petit, Phillip Clark, Ben Treptow|
|2012 Spring Students|
|Front: Billy McSweeney, Phillip Clark, Matt Buttonschon
Back: Troy Barrett, Chad Schaefer, Tom Young, Ryan Granger
|Front: Andrew Johnson, Joey Henderson, Billy McSweeney, Phillip Clark, Derek Natoli, Carmen Ambrose
Back: Troy Barrett, Matt Buttonschon, Tom Young, Chad Schaefer, Ryan Granger
|2010 Fall Semester Students|
|Front: Matt Buttonschon, Sam Colburn, Chad Schaefer
Back: Tom Young, Ryan Pidgeon, Aaron Nipper
|2009 Fall Students|
|Front: Charlie Hess, Josh Murphy, Trevor Goodenough, Keith Wadsworth
Back: Kyle Thompson, Ryan Pidgeon, Donny Hess, Sam Colburn
|2009 Spring Semester Students|
|Keith Wadsworth, Josh Murphy, Charlie Hess, Trevor Goodenough, Brad Badali|
|2008 Fall Semester Students|
|Alex Nagoda, Trevor Goodenough, Matt Donovan, Charlie Hess, Josh Murphy, Zach Gibeau, Keith Wadsworth, Brad Badali|
|2007 Fall Semester Students|
|Front: Brandon Rundle, Joe Signorelli, Andy Brown, Brad Badali
Back: Dustin Prievo, Matt Zabek, Bryan Rainville, Tyler Drake, Alex Nagoda
|2007 Spring Semester Students|
|Front: Brad Badali, Alex Nagoda
Back: Brandon Rundle, Andy Brown, Matt Zabek, Dustin Prievo
|Front: Joe Signorelli, Adam Maier
Back: Bryan Rainville, Tyler Drake, Andy Brown, Brandon Rundle, Matt Zabek
|Matt Snyder, Bryan Rainville, Josh Manning, Brennan Daugherty, Adam Maier, Cody Thieme, Matt Buss|
|Josh Manning, Cody Thieme, Matt Snyder, Matt Buss|
|Front: Mike Onysko
Back: Matt Buss, Eric Smolinsky
|Chad Barnes, Chris Lloyd|
|Greg Smith, Brian Grey|