How would you go about integrating react-native-firebase for an expo's bare workflow setup?

Do you know the correct way to integrate react-native-firebase for an expo app?
Is it possible to implement react-native-firebase NOT the web SDK to an expo app in the firstplace?
And now you might be thinking “But why NOT web SDK?”

Well, I want to have authentication, push notification and also, distributing the app and testing it with users is absolutely essential. To do that what’s the best possible way? Asking users to install the expo go isn’t an option. From the firebase documentation, you can see that they have the app distribution option, which doesn’t ask the user to download anything. Isn’t it?

So, what have I done already?
I’ve already implemented the module. But got dozen different errors. Tried different things; nothing worked though. Following error is the latest one:

import {

SyntaxError: Cannot use import statement outside a module
    at wrapSafe (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1001:16)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1049:27)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1114:10)
    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:950:32)

Do you know any solution for this issue?