The term “Volunteer” as it relates to the firefighters of our District has a meaning other than what might be expected. The Volunteer Firefighter in the Aumsville Rural Fire District is a trained and respected part-time professional firefighter who is expected to work and act in a professional manner. The Aumsville Rural Fire District offers several ways to volunteer and to serve your community. You can join our team as a Volunteer Firefighter or a member of our Fire Support Team. To become a volunteer firefighter please visit us during business hours or contact us via phone or email. Or fill out this online interest card and we will get back to you shortly.
Our volunteer firefighters provide fire protection, rescue and medical response and support state firefighting crews combating state and local wildland fires. They work closely with other public safety agencies to provide assistance and are experienced in disaster rescue. On December 14, 2010, an EF2 tornado touched down in the center of Aumsville. The winds destroyed homes and caused substantial damage to businesses and City Hall. On January 19, 2012, torrential rains combined with snow melt caused severe flooding. Our volunteers assisted with flood relief and community support.
As a Volunteer Firefighter of the District, you will be put through a training program that will give you the necessary skills that will enable you to function, under supervision, at the scene of fires, medical calls, and other emergencies. Your attendance at regular drills will ensure that your skill level in these evolutions is maintained and that you learn new and advanced techniques in firefighting. Beyond these regular training programs, there are many opportunities for additional training in such areas as an engineer/operator, advanced firefighting, rescue and extrication techniques, and emergency medical technician. Everyone is encouraged to take advanced training and learn new skills; how far you progress depends entirely on how much time you have available and your willingness to learn.
A position available on the station roster at time of acceptance
At least 18 years
A valid Oregon driver’s license
No record of a criminal background or history of driving related problems
An individual must live within the boundaries of the Aumsville Fire District.
Completion of application
Physical ability test
Equipment issued – turnouts and alerting device
District Provided Training
The Recruit Academy
NFPA Firefighter I
NFPA Firefighter II
Fire Officer I,II, III & IV
Emergency Medical Responder to EMT intermediate
Our Support Team connects community members with the Aumsville Rural Fire District to help with non-emergency tasks. The Aumsville Fire Support Team helps in a variety of ways
On-Scene Firefighter Rehab
Assist with Fire Prevention
Support Team Requirements
To qualify as a member of the Support Team an individual needs to meet the following criteria:
At least 18 years old
Pass a background check
Valid Oregon Driver’s License
Live in the Fire District (outside the District on approval)
Pass drug screening