Become a Volunteer Firefighter

There are a number of ways you may serve your community through San Juan Island Fire and Rescue.

Our volunteer firefighters participate in a number of ways and have the opportunity to train and achieve additional levels of technical knowledge and expertise.

The majority of department members are volunteers trained in both wildland and structural firefighting. Participation as a volunteer firefighter represents a significant commitment to the department and the community.

Structural firefighters respond to structure fires, vehicle accidents, and hazardous material incidents, among others.

Upon successful completion of wildland fire training, firefighters are certified at the nationally recognized Wildland Firefighter 2 level. This is the same certification and training held by people responding to large project fires across the west. The wooded and rural nature of our island means that there is the possibility of a significant wildland fire. You’re being trained to respond to these emergencies makes you an important part of our community’s fire defense.

More Opportunities:

Other opportunities exist to serve your community in public education and fire prevention programs and the opportunity to volunteer to provide logistical support to firefighters during specific incidents and training exercises.

Volunteers are needed that have experience and the desire to serve in many other ways – your talent and expertise is welcome! Come visit our district and let’s talk.