The initial training to become a volunteer is the most time intensive portion of your service with the department. Recruit Academies last 4 months with class sessions held every Tuesday & Thursday evening (6PM-10PM) and every other weekend (8AM – 5PM). During the initial recruit training, you will be exposed to a wide variety of skills including firefighting, vehicle rescue, EMT-B requirements, apparatus driving, hazardous material response, water rescues, along with a variety of other skills. The department provides all necessary training and resources for volunteers during this program.
Once a volunteer has completed their initial training in the Recruit Academy, volunteers are expected to completed monthly continuing education training 2 nights per month. These trainings are held on Monday and Wednesday evening for all stations. Most stations do additional drills, meetings, truck checks, and station dinners on the off weeks from training. Volunteers also respond to emergency incidents when available. On average, our volunteers respond to 10 calls per month.
We are constantly accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering with the department. Twice a year, we review those applications and select 16 people to become part of our family. The only thing you need to do to be considered in this process is fill out an application. Click here to apply today.
We currently have roughly 170 volunteer members on the department. We’re always looking for additional volunteers throughout the county. If you’re interested, check out our recruitment page for more information.
Each year we respond to roughly 4,000 calls for service. This number includes responses to structure fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergency, technical rescues, and a variety of other support calls.