You may be asking yourself, why volunteer? There are many reasons. To contribute to the community. To learn life saving skills and techniques that can be used anytime. To have the feeling at the end of the day, “I made a difference”. These are only a few. So, are you interested? Do you have what it takes? Not sure? Read on…
Requirements: (Our SOPs are being designed and will be in place as we finish at a later date, This website is also subject to change as needed.)
- Must 18 years of age before appointment
- Must pass physical agility tests as per State Fire Marshal regulations
- Must be a current resident within the LFFPD or approved reasonable distance outside the district. (This is being reviewed for future SOP’S)
- Must maintain regular attendance for drill, Thursdays at 1830hrs
- Must be able to legally obtain a minimum and maintain a valid Class C License. Class B or A License will be reimbursed (training and cost of license upgrade provided) after successful completion of written and drive test.
- No Current (felony or misdemeanor convictions) person’s willing to join with past (closed) charges will be at the discretion of the Fire Command staff and Board of Directors.
- Must have a BLS/AED/CPR health professional certification (American Heart Asso.) an EMR certification will be reimbursed after completion of class and passing the NORCAL EMS background screening.
- Must have the ability to pass drug screening and continual random drug tests (Per FEMA Grant Policies and Procedures)
- Applications may be obtained from the fire station on Thursdays at 1830 hrs / 6:30PM
- All applications are reviewed by Command Staff, Chief, Assistant Chief.
- The next two steps are the urinalysis drug screening, and physical agility tests if directed by the command staff. You will be contacted to schedule these tests. Drug tests may be required of any member at any time on the discretion of the Command Staff.
- Upon successful completion of these tests, the application procedure is complete. Candidate is inducted into the LFFPD, and starts a six month probationary period. ( During the probationary period the candidate can be dismissed at will. ) The candidate begins training on the Fire Fighter I curriculum. or other required courses mandated by state and federal laws. Other non-required courses will be announced and opportunity to be taken by the candidate wishing to complete those items or courses.