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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help make our community safer and a better place to live. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join our family!

What it means to be a volunteer with Boardman Fire & Rescue District

Your experience as a volunteer firefighter provides an opportunity to serve your community, your neighbors, and your friends when lives and property are at risk.

Your service is rewarding because you are helping when help is needed the most. You will share in the pride, professional spirit, and friendship among the career and volunteer members of the department. You will also be a part of social and professional activities sponsored by the fire district.

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There's a Job for Everyone

- Firefighter

- Driver/Operator

- Safety Officer

- Wildland Operations

Emergency Medical Service

- Traffic Control

- Administrative Support

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How do I join?

Fill out an application. Your application will then be reviewed and considered. Applications can be found on this website under the ‘Volunteering’ tab or you can pick up an application at the fire station

How difficult is it to become a Volunteer Firefighter?

Is anything truly worthwhile easy? It takes a bit of time and effort to complete the required training, but there is lots of encouragement and help along the way. We try to work with people’s schedules as much as we can as well.

Will I get paid to volunteer?

In dollars and cents, not a lot. In experience and opportunity, yes! The feeling you get from doing something valuable for others is a feeling that makes it worthwhile. Volunteers receive a stipend for attending trainings and emergency calls. 

Can I fight real fire?

Once you have finished the required training you will be able to perform fire suppression duties.

How much does it cost to be involved?

Nothing. Just your time and commitment 

Are there ways to volunteer without becoming a firefighter?

Fire Corps is another volunteer opportunity. As a Fire Corps volunteer you will aid Boardman Fire & Rescue District with non-emergency tasks allowing district members to better protect our community from fires, natural disasters, and other incidents.