Apply by May 30 to be a volunteer firefighter with Eastside Fire & Rescue

May 16, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. May 16, 2014

Eastside Fire & Rescue is seeking applicants for training academy scheduled to start at the end of summer.

Those who live within five road miles of an EFR fire station, and meet other minimum qualifications, are eligible to apply. Those interested need to apply by May 30.

Following initial training, volunteers are required to attend weekly training sessions and respond to assist in emergency and non-emergency services delivery when requested and/or available.

“The agency provides several opportunities for citizens to participate as a community responder,” Fire Chief Lee Soptich said in a news release. “Many who commit to becoming a volunteer are interested in pursuing a full-time position, while others simply want to do something noble and meaningful by giving back to their community.”

There are nearly 70 volunteers in EFR, which manages six all-volunteer and nine career-staffed stations. Volunteers are needed particularly in the Tiger Mountain, Preston, Wilderness Rim, Lake Joy, South Cove and Maple Hills communities.

Learn more about how to apply here.

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