Reserve Firefighter Program

Reserve firefightersVolunteers

The reserve firefighter is a volunteer position required to work a minimum of one 24-hour shift per week, assigned to Fire Operation or Fire Prevention divisions.


Under general supervision of a fire captain, the reserve firefighter:

  • Responds to alarms, rescue, and other emergency calls
  • Assists in protecting life and property endangered by fire or other hazards
  • Administers first aid
  • Participates in fire prevention activities including inspecting commercial and residential structures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire prevention laws and regulations
  • Participates in regular training, drills, and study activities
  • Assists in the maintenance of fire stations and fire trucks, rescue units, and other apparatus and equipment
  • May participate in scheduled public relations activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Firefighters and truckAll reserve firefighters are subject to recall at any time and may be required to be on duty for any reasonable combination in emergencies and may be assigned any necessary work duty. This position may work rotating shifts including holidays and weekends.