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What is the initial training program for a volunteer?

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.

What is expected of a volunteer?

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.

How can I become a volunteer?

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.

How many volunteers make up the department?

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.

How many calls does the department respond to each year?

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.

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Good luck to Station 10 Lieutenant Kyle Kuehmichel and his wife Kristen who are moving to Lincoln Nebraska. Thank you both for your dedication to the Fire District and to the citizens of Boone County. Best wishes on your next adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our summer recruit class is going great. Recruits have learned skills for firefighting, search and rescue, treatment of emergency medical patients, hazardous materials, and many other skills required to be a firefighter. Yesterday's training on extrication was a favorite of many of the recruits. They have about a week left before they will be released to their stations to run calls. ... See MoreSee Less

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