Volunteer Information

All structural volunteers are trained in the essentials of firefighting and first aid. Our volunteer firefighters are expected to participate in no less than 75% of the weekly Thursday night drills (for months with 5 Thursday's, Volunteer's must attend a minimum of 4 drills, for month's with 4 Thursday's, Volunteer's must attend a minimum of 3 drills). Essential skills are honed and new skills are introduced at these weekly drills. All volunteer firefighters are required to attend and complete a rigorous five (5) month academy consisting of 2 week nights (Tues/ Thurs from 1800-2200 hrs) and all day on Saturdays (0800-1700 hrs).

In & Out of District Volunteers


"In District" Volunteers live within the district boundaries while "Out of District" volunteers do not. Both In & Out of District Volunteers are held to the same rigorous training standards and are required to pull four (4) shifts (1800-0600 hrs) each month, including at least 1 Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 


Resident Volunteers


Mountain View also has "resident volunteers" who are assigned living quarters in a fire station in return for three (3) shifts (1800-0600 hrs) each week (Monday - Sunday) with at least one (1) Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Benefits


Volunteer Fire Fighters receive on-duty injury medical coverage, monetary reimbursement or stipends for staffing and training participation, life insurance, and the opportunity for additional training. Volunteering is an excellent first step for those interested in the fire service as a career.

Applications


Applications are accepted throughout the year for the spring and fall volunteer academies. An applicant for the academy must be 18 years of age and have a valid Washington State Driver's License. He/She must have the physical strength, health and endurance to perform fire suppression and rescue. Passage of an application review, physical agility (PDF) test, written test, and background check are required to enter the volunteer academy. A driver's extract record from the Washington State Department of Licensing is required as part of the application process. Applicants are to submit a copy of their High School Diploma or GED along with their application. To request an application for Volunteering go to https://mvfr.firevms.com/interest.cfm


Wildland Firefighters


We are now accepting applications for anyone interested in joining our wildland firefighting team. We generally meet on the last Monday of each month and our new wildland firefighter training will begin in March.
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