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Wanna Join?

Why Volunteer?​

When a person becomes a firefighter, their greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What they do after that is all in the line of work. Have YOU ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to give back and like many of us, thought that you could actually make a difference in our community, if you just had the opportunity to do so. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Becoming a volunteer with the Gaston Fire District allows you to help those when they are in their moment of greatest need. Our members respond to structure fires, wildland fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical calls and more, we handle it all.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to taking care of our community and who want to make a difference, especially when needed most. If you feel that you have the time, energy, and ability to volunteer, we want to talk with you. Even if you don’t have any experience in firefighting or EMS, we provide the training you need to do the job as safe as possible.

Gaston Fire also has a resident volunteer program where individuals can live at the fire station rent and utilities free. This is a very popular option for students enrolled in either a fire science or paramedic program. Spots are limited.

Fire/EMS Program Options:


Firefighter/EMS members respond to Structure Fires, Wildland Fires, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) incidents, Vehicle Accidents, Rescues, Public Assists, and Hazmat incidents.

Non-Entry Firefighter/EMS members respond to all incidents but do not work in areas that require wearing a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

Water Tender Operator members drive water tender to fire scenes and assist with water supply operations.

 

Benefits:

  • NFPA Fire Training

  • EMS Training

  • Continuing Education

  • Community Involvement

  • Workers Compensation

  • Incentive Awards

  • Broad Support Group

  • Meet Interesting People

  • Have Fun

Basic Requirements:

You must be over 18 years of age

  • Have no record of a criminal background

  • Have a clean driving record

  • Have a valid Oregon Drivers License

  • Be able to attend 50% of drills in a quarter

  • Be in good health

  • Have a desire to help

Application Process:

Return Interest Card

  • Board of Review

  • Chief's Interview

  • Background Check

  • Physical Exam

  • Drug Screen


 

If you want to learn more, please fill out the contact box below and our recruiter will be in touch.

 

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch so we can start working together.