Application Process

Before filling out an application, please take a moment to open and read all of the links regarding the New Member Academy, Important Facts to Consider and the Active Member Commitment.  

Once your application is received an email with information regarding recruitment will be sent to you.

  • Applicants accepted into the fire department become Probationary Members and must complete the mandatory New Member Academy.  In addition, probationary members are required to do shifts, participate in monthly trainings and be active participants in department functions and community events such as: Mountain Fair, Rodeos, Marble Fest, Parades, Open House Events, etc.   
  • After successful completion of the New Member Academy, the New Member Task Book and the 6-month probationary period, review of the Probationary Member’s training and shift participation will take place.
  • If the Probationary Member review is satisfactory, the Probationary Member may become a full Active Member.  Annual requirements to maintain active membership include: 40 hours of annual training, an average of 24 hours of scheduled shifts per month, attendance of 6 monthly membership meetings annually, completion of annual CPR/AED and other annual trainings, and active participation in department events.  
  • Volunteers are issued all required safety equipment and personal protection clothing for their use.

The volunteer fire and emergency medical services are unique and require time and commitment.

The department provides 24-hour emergency response to a wide variety of critical situations, including medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, wildfires, structure fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, and miscellaneous public assistance requests.  In addition, the department operates active fire prevention, wildfire mitigation, emergency preparedness programs and community education.