MCFD#1 Volunteer Positions and Requirements

The largest and most valuable assets to our organization are our Volunteers who call Marion County Fire District #1 home.

Since MCFD#1 was formed over 30 years ago with the merger of the Brooks Rural Fire District and Four Corners Fire District establishing an area of emergency coverage of more than 80 square miles.

Today we meet the emergency needs of citizens with a diversified Career and Volunteer workforce. Our programs utilize Volunteers in many capacities, through three different response type positions:

Student and Resident

The Student and Resident positions were created to maintain consistent staffing of our six volunteer response stations.

Qualifications: You must have either completed the NFPA Firefighter 1 coursework -or- possess a National Registry EMT (or higher) certification with the ability to acquire Oregon reciprocity within 90 days of appointment. We have both EMS and Firefighter positions available at most stations.

Volunteer Firefighter Job Description (opens a new window)

Tour of Duty

The Tour of Duty position was created to accommodate individuals who wished to give of their time to MCFD#1 but do not live within a limited driving distance to one of our designated Volunteer response Stations. This Volunteer position type allows the flexibility to schedule convenient times to be on duty and available to respond to the communities needs.

Qualifications: EMS positions must possess a National Registry EMT (or higher) certification with the ability to acquire Oregon reciprocity within 90 days of appointment. Firefighter positions are available to those who are already Oregon accredited or qualify for reciprocity. We offer an annual firefighter recruit academy in the fall for those who need to complete entry-level training.

EMS Volunteer Job Description (opens a new window)

Home Responder

The Home Responder position is the traditional volunteer role. This position has existed in US history since Benjamin Franklin established the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia (1736). Many of today’s more rural fire agencies and fire districts rely on volunteers who respond when needed. Home Responders live within a limited driving distance of one of our designated Volunteer response Stations. We have Firefighter positions available at most stations and Tender Operator positions at a few select stations.

Qualifications: Firefighter positions are available to those who are already Oregon accredited or qualify for reciprocity. We offer a Tender Operator academy in the spring and a firefighter recruit academy in the fall for those who need to complete entry-level training.

Volunteer Tender Operator Job Description (opens a new window)

 

Additional information about the volunteer recruitment process can be found in our Volunteer Recruitment FAQ.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
The men of the first volunteer fire department, called the Union Fire Company, totalled about two dozen and pledged to hasten to the scene should a fire break out in a fellow member’s home. Their equipment consisted of leather buckets for dousing flames with water and linen bags for spiriting valuables out of burning buildings. The volunteer fire department offered members an opportunity to serve their city and improve themselves.

2019 Volunteer Recruitment Schedule

Summer Recruitment : Tender Operators & Certified/Trained Firefighters

Date(s)/Time Event Event
April 19th, 5:00 p.m. Application period ends.
April 27th, 8:00 a.m. Physical Ability Testing
April 29th to May 31st Background Investigations
June 1st, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Orientation Classroom
June 7th, 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Driver Training Classroom
June 8th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Driver Training Classroom
June 9th, 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Driver Testing and Skills
June 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Firefighter Skills Verification*
June 23rd, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tender Operator Class*

*Additional dates/times to be scheduled with class at this time to complete training objectives.

Fall Recruitment : Recruit Firefighters & Certified/Trained Firefighters

Date(s)/Time Event Event
September 20th, 5:00 p.m. Application period ends.
September 28th, 8:00 a.m Physical Ability Testing
September 30th to November 1st Background Investigations
September 30th to November 1st Orientation Classroom*
November 16th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Driver Training Classroom*

*Additional dates/times to be scheduled with class at this time to complete training objectives.

Winter Recruitment: EMS Volunteers & Certified/Trained Firefighters

Date(s)/Time Event Event
TBA Application period ends.
TBA Physical Ability Testing
TBA Background Investigations
TBA Orientation Classroom
TBA Firefighter Skills Verification*
TBA EMS Skills and Orientation*

*Additional dates/times to be scheduled with class at this time to complete training objectives.