Volunteer Firefighter

We are currently accepting applications for responsible, mentally and physically capable, team oriented people who will train and serve as a volunteer firefighters.   Hoodland Fire District relies on volunteers working side-by-side with career personnel to provide high quality emergency medical care, fire suppression and to the residents and visitors of the communities we serve.


Volunteers are in integral part of the fire service all over the world. Even today, many departments are manned solely with volunteers; everyday citizens who have made the decision to make a difference in their communities by performing life and property saving duties.
Hoodland Fire District # 74 is a combination department, meaning that we are comprised of both career and volunteer staff who respond to fire and medical emergencies.
All volunteers receive a high level of training in not only fire fighting, but also in emergency medical care, driver awareness/apparatus operations, hazardous materials, procedures, radio communications and basic report writing.

"What does it take to become a Volunteer Firefighter?"

  • 18 years of age or older
  • National, state and local criminal background check/driving record review
  • Valid Oregon Drivers License
  • You must live in the Fire District or be employed by a business that is in the Fire District

"What will be required of me?"

  • Good physical condition
  • Attendance at weekly training- Drills are a vital part of your initial training and continuing skill maintenance. After your first year of recruit fire academy, regular members are required to make at least 50% of our drills. Our drills are usually two hours, once a week, on Wednesday mornings or Wednesday nights.
  • Response to 15% of your assigned stations alarms.
  • Professional appearance and a Positive Attitude!

If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity to become a volunteer firefighter, please complete the following: