BASIC FIRE SERVICES...A CIVIC
Itís likely that the average person in our community
doesnít know that volunteers are indeed providing their
emergency fire and medical services. Volunteer firefighters
influence outcomes that directly affect peopleís lives by
responding at a momentís notice, whether itís day or night, to
put that fire out, to rescue that person in harmís way, or
sometimes just to give the assurance that, in fact, nothing is
wrong. In 75% of the communities in this country, volunteers
provide the only organized force to do this work.
Spokane County Fire District 4
is always looking for new volunteer members to join our team. Fire
District 4 serves North Spokane County and the City of Deer Park.
Whether you are interested in being one of our
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) or if you would
like to help out in our diverse Support Group, there is a place
for you in our organization.
We are looking for response and non-response people who are
interested in serving their family, friends and community by
volunteering with Fire District #4.
For our response applicants, Fire District 4 has
modified its recruit training program to lessen the up-front
impact. Instead of an
intense block of training in a short time period, we have spread
the training out over several months to help meet with busy
volunteer response applicants will have a G.E.D. or high school
diploma, pass a background check and pass a medical exam/physical
agility test. Training
includes initial recruit fire training, wildland fire training,
Emergency Medical Technician training, Hazardous Materials
training and Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention training.
This training is offered throughout the year and a new
recruit has 18 months to complete it.
Once on-board as a firefighter, a member must make 2
training sessions per month and fill 1 twelve hour shift per month
at one of our 4-Corner stations.
If you are interested in receiving a
volunteer firefighter or support services person application
packet contact Lena Mack at 509-467-4500 or use the volunteer
information link on Fire District 4ís WEB page.