The Crook County Fire and Rescue (CCFR) volunteer program is designed to benefit both the community and volunteer seeking to serve the community during fire and other emergency/non-emergency situations. The volunteer will obtain knowledge and hands on skills to safely serve the community. CCFR is committed to training and equipping volunteers to respond alone or alongside paid crews. The volunteer crews will abide by the same training standards as paid crews.
Volunteers will respond to medical emergencies and motor vehicle collisions, engage in structural and wildland fires, drive and operate fire apparatus and ambulances, and receive training and certifications in fire and EMS operations. Volunteers are required to be on shift a minimum of 16 hours per month and attend one Monday night training. Requirements include being at least 18 years old, good physical condition, valid ODL and able to pass a background check.
We are always accepting applications for volunteers!
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Not ready to apply and have questions? Use the form below to contact Battalion Chief Jerimiah Kenfield today!
Volunteer Education Reimbursement Program
Crook County Fire and Rescue’s volunteer education reimbursement program (VERP) is designed to give volunteers the knowledge, skills and financial support to enhance opportunities towards a successful career in Fire and/or EMS. This is performed by having 24 hour access and support from many of our dedicated members striving for student success. Volunteers will also receive a reimbursement of tuition, books and fees upon completion of classes at Central Oregon Community College.
As a volunteer, you will begin your program with an academy involving basic knowledge and skills to function during EMS, Structure Fire and Wildland Fire operations. After completing the academy, you will be assigned to a shift and work alongside your crew actively functioning on fire and EMS emergencies. As you progress through our program, you will gain additional responsibilities such as driving and operating emergency apparatus as skill level and competency improves. You will also gain specialized training and Department of Public Safety and Standards (DPSST) firefighting certifications and NREMT/Oregon EMS licenses.
We offer two volunteer programs, a resident and a nonresident. The resident volunteer resides at a fire station year round and is assigned to a regular rotating 24 hour shift along with a small stipend. The second nonresident option allows the volunteer more flexibility during the summer months when not completing classes at COCC.
Requirements include being 18 years old, valid ODL, good physical condition, able to pass a background check and taking courses at COCC towards an AAS in Structural Fire Science and/or Paramedicine.
Further information and steps on how to apply for VERP positions can be found at the following link: https://www.cocc.edu/programs/structural-fire/joint_recruitment.aspx. VERP positions are selected through the COCC joint recruitment testing process. If you have any specific questions regarding the VERP program that aren’t answered through the attached link, please contact Lieutenant Sam Scheideman by phone (541-447-5011) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.