Interested in becoming a firefighter? North County Fire's Volunteer Program is a great place to start!
Volunteer Firefighters serve the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. They perform within the scope of the policies and procedures of the NCFPD and they perform duties in the following general categories: fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, and public education. Volunteer Firefighters work under the supervision of a Company Officer and are expected to function effectively as part of a highly trained team. They are also expected to perform their duties under adverse conditions and physical conditions that may pose a high risk of personal injury or exposure to hazardous conditions or infectious diseases.
The Volunteer Firefighter is required to attend regularly scheduled training in order to maintain the high level of knowledge, skill and ability necessary to function safely and effectively as a firefighter and EMS provider in accordance with state law, county protocols, and standard operating procedures. The work performance of a Volunteer Firefighter is continuously evaluated for general knowledge, skill proficiency, and ability to work as part of a team.
NCFPD encourages local participation and values the organization being representative of the community we serve; to that end, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please consider the following before submitting your application:
If you are accepted in the volunteer program, you will be required to:
• Attend required monthly trainings
• Complete mandatory training requirements and task books
• Volunteer for three (3) Twenty-four 24 hour shifts per month
Due to a recent grant award, NCFPD can offer educational incentives for EMT, Paramedic school and a Fire Academy.
The minimum requirements for Volunteer Firefighters include the following:
· Must be at least 18 years of age
· High School Diploma or GED
· Valid Class C Driver's License
· CPR Card
· State of California EMT Certification Exception: Applicants who reside within the NCFPD boundaries (Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Rainbow) may apply and serve as a Volunteer without having an EMT Certification, but must proactively work toward being accepted into an EMT Program within the first year of Volunteering.
If your application is selected, you will be asked to participate in series of processes which include an oral interview, a background check, medical examination, and physical abilities exam. When applying, please also include a copy of your resume.
Applications are available on the Employment page of our website or can be picked up at 330 S. Main Avenue - Fallbrook, CA 92028, M-F 07:00am-5:00pm.
For any questions regarding the volunteer program, please contact (redacted)