Escondido Fire Department


Senior Volunteer Program

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