Poudre Fire Authority operates two volunteer fire stations. Station 9 is located at the south end of Horsetooth Reservoir. Station 11 serves the area of Redstone Canyon, west of Horsetooth Mountain Park.
These stations are fully staffed by volunteers. They are trained in wildland fire suppression and to provide emergency medical care, including technical rescues. They also serve in a support capacity on a variety of other emergency calls, including those involving search and rescue and structure fires, as well as at community and public education events. Volunteers will work closely with paid firefighters and gain extensive experience as a first responder.
Expectations and Requirements
What do we expect from our volunteer firefighters? In a word: service. Volunteers respond to wildland fires and emergencies in the area around their stations. Volunteers must spend several hours a week staffing and maintaining the stations and equipment. Of course, this is in addition to the time spent training and learning.
PFA expects a lot from our volunteers because the people we serve expect a lot from us.
Applicants must be certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and be able to work two shifts a month between Memorial Day (May 25) and Labor Day (September 7).
The application process includes a:
- Written test
- Oral interview with the board
- Physical test
- Drug test
How to Apply to Be a Volunteer Firefighter?
Review the requirements and expectations then fill out the online application.