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Volunteer Program

Dan Crutchfield
Fire Chief

Terry Corbit
Deputy Chief of Training and Operations

Claudia DeLoff
Administrative Assistant

Station Headquarters
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.