The San Diego
Regional Fire Foundation Presents

Command Post: San Diego

A unique look at Fire and Emergency Response in San Diego County: Meet the men and women who keep us safe, and learn more about what you can do to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Command Post: San Diego
CalFire Incidents fire.ca.gov/
National Interagency Fire Center
(National Fire Tracking)
nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
National Incident Information System
(Wildfire Tracking)
inciweb.org
Ready San Diego readysandiego.org
2-1-1 (San Diego) 211sandiego.org

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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

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Frost Banner Fire
Firefighter at Cedar Fire

Do you have passion, compassion, humility and commitment? If yes, then you could be a volunteer firefighter.

  • Passion for serving your community
  • Compassion for those needing your help
  • Serving others and not feeding your ego
  • Commitment of time and energy

Types of Volunteers

There are two types of volunteer firefighters:

  • The community volunteer who lives in or near the fire station and plans to service his/her department for years
  • The reserve firefighter who lives elsewhere; drives to the department to serve, get training and experience with the goal of joining a paid career fire department. There is no better step a paid career position than through being a volunteer firefighter.

Preparation

What do you do to prepare to be a volunteer firefighter?

  • Take fire science classes
  • Become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Be prepared for a background screening and an interview.

Having a mentor as you start your firefighting career is very helpful. This mentor could be a firefighter you already know or one you meet at your fire station.

What is Expected

Here is what is expected of you at your volunteer fire station.

  • Training one or two days or nights per week
  • Four 24-hour duty days per month at your fire station
  • Be able to respond 7/24 if you are community volunteer or whenever extra personnel are needed to a major fire or other event if you are a reserve firefighter.
  • Enroll in and pass the firefighting academy and become a driver/operator of fire trucks.
San Diego Regional Fire Foundation
A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
TEL: (619) 814-1352
2508 Historic Decatur Road Suite 200,
San Diego, California 92106.
FAX: (619)239-1710