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Staffing Programs

While Fortuna’s Fire Department is technically a combination department, our long term goal is to provide the community we serve with a cost-effective, well trained and professional volunteer fire agency through the implementation of modern and efficient programs and providing a variety of opportunities to our volunteers.

We are looking for people that are motivated to a life style that portrays community involvement, family values and a positive attitude towards constant and consistent improvement. We urge you to consider: supporting your community, saving a life, making a difference.

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Volunteer Shift Program

The Volunteer Shift Program is designed to offer volunteer firefighters the opportunity for response on a more consistent basis within a firehouse setting. This program is intended for volunteers that do not desire permanent residency at the fire station but would like to pull an occasional shift, this is a non-mandatory program. The Volunteer Shift Program is a “reimbursable for expense” program which reimburses firefighters $50.00 per 12 hour shift to cover food and miscellaneous expense.

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Volunteer Resident Firefighter Program

The Resident Volunteer Firefighter Program provides an opportunity for fire service training and incident response experience to qualified individuals that are seeking a career in the Public Safety field and are willing to serve as a volunteer firefighter for the Fortuna Fire Protection District. The Resident Volunteer Firefighter will be provided no-cost living facilities (meals not included) in exchange for providing daily staffing of the fire station and apparatus while serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Fire District. This is a non-stipend/non-reimbursable program.

Benefits

  • Provide real life experience in a fire house setting responding to incidents, performing shift assignments and interacting with other crew members.
  • Comfortable living quarters at no cost to include full kitchen and bathroom, day room, physical training equipment, training room facility with internet access and more.
  • Provide continuing educational opportunities and support.
  • The fire department will provide all personal protective equipment and uniform.
  • The fire department will provide all mandatory insurance coverage in accordance with state law.

How to Apply
Applications for the Volunteer Firefighter Intern Program are available online or you may email a request to recruitment@fortunafire.com

Download Resident Firefighter Program Manual

Volunteer Firefighter Intern Program

The Volunteer Firefighter Intern Program provides an opportunity for advanced fire service training and incident response experience to qualified individuals that are seeking a career in the Fire or EMS field and are willing to serve as a volunteer firefighter for the Fortuna Fire Protection District.  Interested individuals must have graduated from or are currently attending a Firefighter 1 Academy. The Volunteer Firefighter Intern must participate for at least one year in order to achieve the experience requirement CFSTES Firefighter 1 certification. The Fire District will provide no-cost living facilities (meals not included), training/experience towards certification as a CFSTES Firefighter 1 and other related certifications in exchange for providing daily staffing of the fire station and apparatus while the intern serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Fire District. This is a non-stipend/non-reimbursable program.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to gain experience needed for CFSTES FF1 certification.
  • Provide real life experience in a fire house setting responding to incidents, performing shift assignments and interacting with other crew members.
  • Comfortable living quarters at no cost; to include full kitchen and bathroom, day room, physical training equipment, training room facility with internet access and more (meals not included).
  • Provide continuing educational opportunities and support.
  • The fire department will provide all personal protective equipment and uniform.
  • The fire department will provide all mandatory insurance coverage in accordance with state law.

How to Apply
Applications for the Volunteer Firefighter Intern Program are available online or you may email a request to recruitment@fortunafire.com

Download Intern Firefighter Program Manual