The District is always accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighter.
POSITION: Firefighter (Volunteer)
DUTIES: This is a non-paid, entry-level position. Under the supervision of Officers, Firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical emergencies, 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 18 years of age
- valid driver’s license and clear DMV record
- good physical condition
- clear criminal record
- oral interview
- 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 each month, scheduled on the first and third Mondays. Drills start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. and attendance is mandatory. Excused absence will be considered for those members who have periodic work conflicts or illness/injury not within their control.
All members of the Vacaville Fire Protection District are expected to report to calls for emergency service in our response area when available. Responding to less than 15% of service calls may result in dismissal.