This is a non-paid, entry-level position.
Under the supervision of Officers, Firefighters respond to
fires, rescues, medical assists, natural disasters, and other
related emergencies and take appropriate action to mitigate
threats to life and property.
Firefighters also assist in public fire education and various
community service projects.
at least 19 years of age
valid driverís license and clear DMV
good physical condition
clear criminal record
attend volunteer county fire academy or
physical ability test
Note: Successful candidates will be subject
to a background investigation prior to appointment.
Following appointment, Firefighters will be
placed on a 24-month probationary status, during which time
they will be trained in:
Department policies and procedures
basic fire chemistry
use of protective equipment
use and care of apparatus and equipment
basic firefighting operations and tactics
first aid and CPR
The Vacaville Fire Protection District
holds two drills a month, scheduled on the first and third
Monday. Drills start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.
Attendance is mandatory for all drills and excuses will be
considered for those members who work, illness, or for an
immediate family member who is ill. The reason shall be given
to your Captain as soon as possible (no more than one week
after the drill missed) for consideration as a legitimate
All members of the Vacaville Fire
Protection District are expected to report to all calls in
their response area. As a member, this is what you are trained
and have obligated yourself to do.
Members who are known to have been available and did not
respond, may be brought before the Assistant Chiefs for
counseling and dismissal if determined that responses were
frequently missed for unexcusable reasons.