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Volunteer Program

Dan Crutchfield
Fire Chief
503-298-2520
dcrutchfield@astoria.or.us

Station Headquarters
503-325-2345
555 30th Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Volunteer Firefighter Application Process

This on-line application will take you to another page: https://astoria.applicantpool.com/jobs/

After you have completed and submitted the application, you will be contacted by Deputy Chief Terry Corbit. The next step is to complete a pass/fail physical ability test. That will be followed by an interview with a committee comprised of other firefighters, both volunteer and career. The interview process is a great opportunity to tell us more about yourself, your experience with firefighting, training, and the reasons why you want to become a volunteer firefighter. Following the interview process, we will complete a criminal and driving background check. Finally, after successful completion of the above phases, we will begin scheduling your medical exams and drug screen.

Basic Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s license.
  • Reside within the city limits of Astoria.
  • Be in good physical condition to pass a physical agility test.
  • Pass a drug screening and background check.
  • Commit to weekly training and respond to emergency calls.

General Duties

  • Fire Suppression
  • Rescue Operations
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Clean and Maintain Fire Equipment and Facilities

Examples of Work

  • Responds to fire and other emergency calls which include laying hose and connecting to hydrants; directing streams of water or chemicals onto fires; ventilating structures; searching buildings; and rescuing individuals from buildings or other hazardous situations.
  • Provide emergency medical services.
  • Preforms fire prevention/safety information to schools, organizations, businesses, etc.
  • Performs specialized fire and safety functions as assigned and trained (e.g. hazardous materials, marine fire safety association, emergency medical services).
  • Trains and drills on fire, hazardous materials, and emergency medical related subjects, techniques, and procedures.