VOLUNTEER WITH US
Have you ever heard a siren or seen a fire engine – and wondered what was happening?
Have you ever witnessed or come upon a motor vehicle accident – and wished you could help?
Have you been there when someone was stricken with sudden illness – and wanted to assist?
Are you looking for new lifelong friendships, challenges and rewards?
Do you want to become involved in your community?
The fire and EMS service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today. It is this diversity that attracts many men and women to join our ranks.
Different people volunteer for different reasons. Action-oriented people enjoy the excitement that emergency services has to offer. Some see the volunteer fire service as an alternative to "driving a desk by day" – by allowing them to "drive a fire engine at night!"
Many like the feeling they get when they help people in their time of need and some feel it’s their obligation to serve the community. Yet others just want to belong to the team.
Whatever motivates you to volunteer – everyone gains the self-satisfaction of being at their best when others are dealing with what is often the worst that life has to offer.
Imagine having to prepare yourself to cope with situations that range from structure fires to childbirth to hazardous chemical spills to heart attacks to almost any imaginable emergency in between. This diversity is coupled with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances. Yet these same factors contribute to our profession being so personally rewarding.
We realize that firefighting & EMS is not for everyone, but we believe that volunteering and giving back can be. There is plenty of work to be done on or behind the scene – including assisting with the support, administrative, and community outreach functions of Darrington Fire District 24.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from what we do is often beyond description. There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.
Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and consideration it deserves, and decide to join our ranks.
The Darrington community relies directly upon our dedicated volunteers. Why not join the team?
READY TO JOIN THE TEAM?
At least 18 years of age
Live within the boundaries of Darrington Fire District 24
No training required for new members. We will provide training necessary.
Complete application to include full criminal background check.
Completion of basic orientation training, including CPR, after membership approved
Attendance at weekly evening training and occasional special events.
Fill out the following web form or call the office for more info!