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Fire Department Volunteer and Intern Programs

Firefighter Intern Program

The Firefighter Intern Program was implemented in early 2012. This program provides an opportunity for advance fire service training and incident response experience to qualified individuals that are seeking a career in the Fire or EMS industry, as well as provides additional daily staffing of our Department and apparatus.

Since the start of this program, the interns have shown an eagerness to learn and motivation which has greatly benefited our department. They often times go above and beyond the requirements of their internship. The experience they gain with our Department is bringing them closer toward obtaining their certification. Many of the current interns will be completing their internships in the coming months.

If you are interested in joining our Department as an Intern, please review the Program Announcement to verify that you meet all requirements and return a completed application to our office.

Volunteer Firefighter Program Information

The Volunteer Firefighters of the Olivehurst Fire Department are not only highly trained, motivated and committed to their duties as volunteers; they are the backbone of our community. Our Volunteers respond to calls for emergency medical services, and fire suppression and protection along with the full-time staff in the day time hours and man the station throughout the nights. In addition to their duties, you may find them participating in community events and public safety education.

Support your community — become a volunteer!

The Olivehurst Fire Department offers two types of volunteer programs: standard Volunteers (local individuals) and the Residency Program (out of area individuals). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please review the requirements listed below and return a completed application and a printout of your H-6 DMV record to our office.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License
  • Be insurable by District’s liability insurer
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Reside within a 15 minute response time of the station
  • Obtain a valid CPR card and American Red Cross First Aid Card within 90 days
  • Obtain Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) within 2 years
  • Obtain a California Class B Driver’s License within 18 months of graduation from probation

Residency Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License
  • Be insurable by District’s liability insurer
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Work a minimum of four (4) shifts per month
  • Obtain a valid CPR card and American Red Cross First Aid Card within 90 days
  • Obtain Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) within 2 years
  • Obtain a California Class B Driver’s License within 18 months of graduation from probation