VOLUNTEER

-VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION-

-New Resident Responder Program !!-

  • Free rent for volunteers providing Firefighter/EMT services.

  • Live in a resident house owned by South Bay Fire Department. 

  • The resident house has a 6-person capacity and is located in the district.

  • Volunteers are responsible to pull about 6 shifts a month.

  • Flexible scheduling.

  • Must be FF1, EMT certified and qualified to drive the apparatus.

  • Current room vacancies available!!  

  • Call Station 81 for more information:  360 491-5320

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Lateral

We gladly accept lateral volunteer applicants year-round (those who already have their Firefighter1 and/or EMT credentials).  Please submit a completed application. 

To Apply

  • Pass an Accuplacer written test.

  • Have passed a CPAT, (Physical Ability Test) in the last 12 months.

  • Obtain a copy of your WA State Driver’s Abstract.

  • Sign authorization for a background check.

  • Complete online application and include above forms when submitting.

 

We will then schedule an interview for qualified candidates.

Selected candidates will complete new member orientation and then will be assigned to a Platoon and start running calls.

 

Entry Level

Become a Volunteer Firefighter or EMT:

To Apply

  • Pass an Accuplacer written test.

  • Pass a CPAT, Certified Physical Ability Test.

  • Obtain a copy of your WA State Driver’s Abstract.

  • Sign authorization for a background check.

  • Complete online application and include above forms when submitting.

We will then schedule an interview for qualified candidates.

We interview for and accept new entry level recruits twice a year.

See Application Requirements tab for more information and testing links.

Once Selected

  • We will sponsor you for training at the Firefighter and EMT Academy

  • Academy is 2 evenings a week from 6-10pm and about 8 Saturdays, during the 5-month course.

  • You are responsible to pass the certification process at end of academy.

  • Earn a $500 bonus at the conclusion of Academy (certification).

  • Start shift schedule- you will work with your Battalion Chief to schedule your shifts (1 shift every 9 days).

  • Earn stipend.  Stipend amount per shift is a flat rate but the amount increases as you earn more certifications.

-OVERVIEW-

If it weren’t for Volunteers, three fourths of the United States would be without adequate fire protection. 


This is also true in our community! Few jobs offer the challenges, recognition and rewards that Volunteer fire and emergency medical services can offer. 


Protecting the lives and property of neighborhood families is our mission.

-BENEFITS-

We appreciate and reward our volunteers. As a volunteer with the South Bay Fire Department you are entitled to several benefits and incentives.

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-TRAINING-

Our District is well known and respected for its outstanding training program. Training activities are scheduled through the Battalion Chief for Training. 

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