If you're 50 or older, you might be just the kind of person we're looking for to join our Senior Volunteer Program.Senior 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 . . .

  • Physically and emotionally able to perform the duties you'll be assigned?
  • Dependable?
  • At least 50 years of age?

Volunteers need to be able to commit to at least 4 hours per week or 16 hours per month. More hours may be worked, depending on availability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform basic fire prevention inspections and educate business owners regarding fire safety requirements as needed.
  • Provide office support to include filing, answering phones and computer data entry
  • Pick up and deliver supplies and equipment
  • Provide stand-by fire watch as needed
  • Provide information and directions to citizens
  • Provide Vial of Life information
  • Test and install smoke alarms as requested by homeowners
  • Assist the Public Information Officer with clipping file maintenance and during significant incidents
  • Assist the Public Education Specialist with fire department informational displays, presentations, and events
  • Assist with water and food delivery and other support for firefighting personnel at fires and other extended emergency response incidents
  • Conduct fire station tours
  • Perform map checks and Knox Box updates as needed
  • Perform other related duties requested

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Past fire and EMS experience is a plus but not required
  • Bilingual skills are highly desirable

The Fire Department Will Provide . . .

  • Up to 40-hour academy
  • Uniform
  • Protective gear
  • Communications equipment