Many of our volunteers are seeking careers in the fire service and join Fire District #5 to gain valuable training and experience. There is far more to earning a career in the fire service than learning technical skills. Learning how to work as a team, communicate with peers and public, act with initiative, and put forth hard work are the skills employers most want. At Fire District 5 you will have the opportunity to gain these skills as well as honing your technical skills as firefighters and EMTs.
www.firescience.org: This website has general information about fire service careers and educational programs.
People seeking a challenge:
Others come to our district to see if they can measure up to what being a firefighter means. Putting others first, acting with integrity, and taking pride in yourself and your fellow firefighters are what sets firefighters apart. These folks often have fulfilling careers in other fields, but love the challenge and excitement of volunteering.
People seeking to “Give Back”:
We live in a beautiful part of the country and enjoy a supportive community. Donating your time to Fire District #5 is a great way to give back to the community. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding and much appreciated by everyone we serve.
So if you fit into one, or all of these groups, take the time to find out if becoming a Volunteer Firefighter is right for you!!
- Be minimum of 18 years of age by start of recruit school
- Possess a valid Washington State Drivers License
- Return completed application
- Pass both background and driving record checks
- Pass Snohomish County Fire District 5's physical agility test
- Pass a medical exam and obtain the required immunizations
- Once accepted by Fire District 5 you must meet our drill, shift and currency requirements.
After returning an application we will notify you of the next orientation meeting. We hold these meetings about 2 months prior to our recruit class to give potential volunteers a full picture of the benefits and work involved in volunteering. Attending these meetings is required to proceed to the next step in the process.
Download Application in PDF or Download Application in a fillable MSWord document
Download Physical Agility Requirements
Download Information Brochure
Do you have experience as a part-time or volunteer with another agency?
Click here for more information about our experienced part-time opportunities.
Download an application for our Experienced Part-time opportunities (Must be completed in MS-Word).
Or visit us and pick up your application at Station 51...
Questions? Email us - firstname.lastname@example.org