Seeking Interested Citizens! (Volunteer Positions)
Have you ever wanted to get involved and make a difference by helping your neighbors and friends? Have you ever considered learning to be an Emergency Medical Technician? How about firefighting? Did you know that the City of Hood River Fire Department employs both Career and Volunteer Firefighter/EMT's?
In addition to the Hood River Fire Departments Career staff, a group of local residents like yourself provide emergency services to the community, responding to the station from their homes and from work to answer calls for help. Our last recruit academy consisted of 6 of your friends, neighbors and co-workers who now can provide emergency services to their community. Some of those recruits are currently learning to be EMT's and will soon help provide medical treatment to those in need.
The Fire Departments desire is to recruit approximately 12 additional citizens to supplement the current membership. When joining, all members will be provided basic fire training and those who wish can learn to become EMT Basic's. Department training is paid for by the Fire Department. Once trained, members are assigned to Companies and respond to those in need of our professional services. Members who become certified as EMT's then have the opportunity to help staff our three ambulances.
Who are the Department Volunteers? Some are new residents looking for a way to become involved in their community. Others are longtime Hood River residents who have been involved for years. Not sure if you'll fit? Think again! You may be surprised to learn that Hood River's Fire Department Volunteer Members are Teachers, Salesmen, Waitresses, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and College Students, with a desire to give a little of their time to serve the community.
If you think you may be interested - don't wait!!
Take a look at this letter to prospective Volunteers.
Please call the Hood River Fire Department at (541) 386-3939 ext. 214, and leave a message or just come by the station and meet the firefighters!
Click here for directions
Check out our Volunteer Recruiting guideline and the Volunteer Job Description.
Download a Volunteer application packet today!
You will also need to complete a release of information, and a release of liability.