Duvall Fire is currently recruiting men and women who live in our community and want to be volunteer firefighter/EMTs. Volunteer firefighter/EMTs come from all walks of life, including students, engineers, loggers, police officers, mechanics, software and IT professionals, and sales.
Volunteer firefighters work shifts and respond to emergencies alongside full-time firefighters, providing life-saving services to the community. In addition, volunteer responders gain valuable skills and experience, gain confidence in their own abilities, and get to work with some great people.
Many Duvall Fire volunteer responders go on to careers as full time firefighters with Duvall or with other regional departments.
The next recruit class will begin Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training in February 2017 and then begin firefighter training later in 2017 or 2018. Training includes some weeknights and many weekends.
At the conclusion of their initial year of training, volunteer firefighters and EMTs receive remuneration for time spent in training and working shifts. This can range from $400 to $1000 a month, depending on the level of experience, training, and number of shifts worked.
There are information nights scheduled Thursday September 8th, Thursday September 29th, and Tuesday October 18th, all at 7 pm at the Duvall Fire headquarters (at 15600 First Ave NE). RSVPs are encouraged. Call 425-788-1625.
Candidates must live within the Duvall King County Fire District 45 boundary, be at least 18, have graduated from high school, have an insurable driving record, pass a background check, and pass the following tests: physical capability test, a written test (for assessing reading comprehension), medical exam, and psychological evaluation.
Duvall Fire serves the City of Duvall and surrounding area of unincorporated King County. The department responds to fires, aid calls, and service calls and relies on a well-trained team of volunteer and career responders. Volunteers sign up for day shifts or night shifts, any day of the week. Duvall Fire provides firefighter and EMS training to qualified candidates, and provides all the necessary equipment. There is no cost to the volunteer to participate in this program.
Applications are available starting Tuesday September 6th at Duvall Fire headquarter station during regular business hours (and by special arrangement outside of business hours). Completed applications are due at 5 pm, Friday, October 28th.
For additional information and to sign up for one of the information nights, call Duvall Fire at 425-788-1625.
Becoming a volunteer firefighter/EMT is a significant commitment. But the rewards and satisfaction are tremendous.