Support Volunteer Program

Help the Fire Department! - Support Volunteer Program

Senior Volunteer Program

If you're 50 or older and you want to use your free time to help the Fire Department in a support role, you might be who we are looking for to join our Support Volunteer Program!

Do you . . .

  • Communicate effectively with the public, both in person and by phone?
  • Have a current California Driver's License and proof of auto insurance?

Are you . . .

  • Someone who enjoys working with a team of people?
  • Physically able to do light physical work and commit to a schedule?
  • Dependable?
  • At least 50 years of age?

Support Volunteers need to be able to commit to at least 4 hours per week or 16 hours per month.


Key Responsibilities

  • Pick up and deliver supplies and equipment throughout our seven fire stations, headquarters and city hall
  • Respond to extended emergency incidents with the Support Volunteer van to set up and staff a firefighter rehabilitation function (cooldown and hydration)
  • Assist with basic fire prevention inspections and education
  • Provide office support to include filing, answering phones and computer data entry
  • Assist with stand-by fire watch as needed
  • Test and install smoke alarms as requested by homeowners
  • Assist the Fire Prevention Bureau at special events with informational displays, presentations and fire extinguisher demonstrations
  • Assist with conducting fire station tours for groups (schools, clubs, etc.)
  • Perform pre-fire plan and map checks and Knox Box updates as needed


  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Past fire and EMS experience is a plus but not at all required
  • Bilingual skills are highly desirable
  • A heart for service

The Fire Department Will Provide . . .

  • Training
  • Uniform
  • Communications equipment
  • Gratitude for your help and service!


For more information regarding the Support Volunteer Program take a look at our flyer: Support Volunteer Program Flyer.

Interested? please contact our Support Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Pat Benson at 760-839-5419.

Support Volunteer Program Application