Requirements

Requirements

The Wescott Fire Department always takes applications from interested parties for volunteer positions. While all are welcome to apply, those who show verifiable experience and have the proper Colorado State certifications (EMT, FF1, etc.) will have the upper hand when meeting with our selection committee. Applications are kept on file until such time as the Chief of the Department determines that new volunteers are needed (typically targeting 2-3 times per year for new classes).

Prospective applicants should be aware that the Wescott FD has minimum training requirements and that all training is mandatory for volunteers. The department volunteers attend medical training on the 1st Tuesday of every month and fire training on the 4th Tuesday of every month, as well as one additional evening fire training, one Saturday fire training training and online work from home assignments, every month. The department also requires that all volunteers pull a minimum of 4 twelve hour duty shifts per a month, as a probationary member. A duty shift is defined as an overnight shift during a weekday, or a day or night shift on a weekend or major holiday. You may want to carefully consider whether to apply if your personal and/or work schedule will not allow for this level of commitment.

Those interested in applying may stop by Station 1 any weekday between 8:00am-5:00pm, or print out the application available on this web site and mail it to the station. If you would like additional information, you can E-mail our Lieutennants: backerman@wescottfire.org or thampton@wescottfire.org

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