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10828 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512

​Tel: 360-352-1614              Fax: 360-352-1696​

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VOLUNTEER WITH WEST THURSTON FIRE

We appreciate your interest in being a volunteer with West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. We want all of our potential volunteers to have a good understanding of our district requirements for volunteers; these requirements are put into place to ensure the safety of our volunteer and career staff as well as those in the community that we serve.

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is an ever evolving volunteer fire department that is supported by career firefighters. We are offering opportunities in clerical service, public education, emergency medical care and fire suppression.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Fill out the application thoroughly and accurately, by signing you are indicating everything on the application to be truthful to the best of your knowledge, and falsification of information will lead to removal from the application process.

  2. Take an in house written exam. The written test is to test your abilities in reading and basic math as it relates to fire service.

  3. Take an in house PAT (physical agility test) or produce a valid/ current CPAT card. The physical ability test consists of timed exercises that relate directly to fire and/or EMS work. (Excluding Admin & Support Volunteers)

  4. Complete an oral interview.

 

You may call or email Jessica Joslin at 360.352.1614 with questions regarding requirements or your application.

If you meet the above requirements, please download and complete the application and return it to our headquarter station at:

 

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
10828 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512
Attn: Jessica Joslin

 

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING

ENTRY LEVEL VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS 

TO APPLY FOR CREDENTIALED RESIDENT POSITIONS

CONTACT US AT THE INFORMATION BELOW. 

FOR ANY QUESTIONS CALL 360-352-1614

EMAIL: JESSICA.JOSLIN@WESTTHURSTONFIRE.ORG

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER/EMT

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Our policy requires that you meet all the requirements listed below, you may contact the phone number above for any questions regarding these requirements.

  • Age: 18+

  • Highschool Grad or GED

  • Valid Washington Drivers License

  • Must have the ability to pass a Career FF/EMT medical physical

  • Must have the ability to pass a National Driver's Abstract

  • Must have the ability to pass a National Background Check

TRAINING PROCESS/ SHIFT REQUIREMENTS

Training Requirements:

Volunteer FF/EMT's are required to obtain/ maintain Firefighter 1, Hazmat Operations, Hazmat Awareness, and EMT-B level certifications to work as a Firefighter/EMT.

 

All training and equipment are provided. Volunteers are not required to obtain these certifications prior to applying.

 

Both Fire Academy and EMT class is held twice a year, sponsorship for academies are offered to active members. Sign-up for these classes are approximately every January (Spring class) and July (Fall class). To maintain status as a recruit in academy students must maintain an 80% average while attending all classes and skills weekends. Missing classes or dropping below 80% will result in failing the academies.

 

Job Duties: 

  • Transport patients to the hospital

  • Perform Basic Life Support Services

  • Fire suppression and prevention

  • Operate power tools and manual tools

  • Drive and operate Fire/EMS apparatuses such as an aid unit, fire engine, support unit, water tender, and other vehicles

  • Perform a variety of rescue services

  • Continue training and maintenance of certifications

  • Maintain facilities and apparatuses

  • Attend and participate in Public Education Events

  • Community Outreach

  • Ability to pass certain health standards

ADMIN/ SUPPORT VOLUNTEER 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Our policy requires that you meet all the requirements listed below, you may contact the phone number above for any questions regarding these requirements.

  • Age: 16+

  • Highschool Grad or GED

  • Valid Washington Drivers License

  • Must have the ability to pass a National Driver's Abstract

  • Must have the ability to pass a National Background Check

SCHEDULE A

RIDE-A-LONG

Schedule a station tour during office hours with one of our staff. Take a look at the apparatus, facilities, and meet the crew!