Being a Volunteer Firefighter is an extremely rewarding experience. Firefighters make a difference in the community by coming to the aid of people in times of greatest need. Life and death is often in the balance. Ross Valley Volunteer Firefighters have and will continue to positively impact the well being of all people in this community.
We hire volunteer firefighters on a rotating basis as space allows - currently there are 15 active volunteer positions. The number of positions available differs depending on many different factors. Each qualified applicant must successfully pass an interview, a physical agility test, a background check and a medical exam.
New volunteers that possess a CPR certification, an EMT-Basic certificate and a certificate of completion from a certified Fire Academy are may be given an accelerated training schedule. Those that have neither certificate are put through both programs and are brought on as Active Volunteer Firefighter's at completion.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Possess a valid CA class C driver's license.
- Live within the service boundaries of the Ross Valley Fire Department or within an extended response boundary as approved by the Fire Chief.
- Submit an employment application.
- Possess a CPR certificate.
- Possess a certificate of completion from a certified California Fire Academy.
- Possess an EMT or EMT-Paramedic certificate.
- Possess any other certifications that further prepare in successfully assisting members of the community in the EMS and Fire Suppression fields.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with our Department and you meet the above requirements, please fill out the employment application and bring it to the Administrative Office or mail it to the address on the application. We accept applications year-round. If you have any further questions about the Volunteer Firefighter Program, please contact Fire Captain Dan Mahoney.