Become a Kneeland Volunteer Firefighter
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Why Join the Kneeland Volunteer Fire Department
When you become a Kneeland Volunteer Fireman you will gain personal satisfaction knowing you are giving back to your community in a
way no other volunteer program can. Seventy percent of all firefighters in the United States are volunteer fireman. Few jobs offer you the
opportunity to save a life, but as a volunteer fireman you may be called upon to do just that.
The men and women who volunteer at Kneeland Volunteer Fire share a common interest, the desire to help others in need. We
responded to structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle accidents, medical aid calls and rescue related emergencies on call 24-7. The reason
many volunteer firefighters are needed is because the volunteer firefighter program is exactly that. Many volunteers hold full time jobs,
careers and have a personal life. Being a volunteer fireman is an on call as available job. It is important that as many volunteers respond
to emergency calls as possible for the safety of responding firefighters and apparatus staffing requirements. Having an active roster of
firefighters willing to respond at all hours of the day or night requires Volunteer Fire departments to maintain a full roster.
Because our job is so important, volunteer firefighters with Kneeland Fire are trained and equipped, at no cost to the volunteer. Each
potential volunteer firefighter must commit to a two year minimum enlistment, undergo in house training, in addition to certified training in
emergency medical services provided as courses become available. Upon completion of training and a probationary period our
firefighters are fully equipped with protective firefighting gear and alerting pagers.
Volunteer firefighters with Kneeland Fire provide our rural community with fire protection and other emergency related responses, without
the cost associated with a full time, fully paid fire department. There is a growing need for additional volunteer firefighters due to the
steady growth in population and building construction in our community, and with the anticipated increase in the number of annual
If you desire to help your community and consider respect and appreciation reward enough, then the volunteer firefighter program may be
right for you.
Applications for membership are available by calling 707 442-3252 leave a message or e-mailing the
Kneeland Board of Directors firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers firefighters care for lives and property take the step and join now! WE NEED YOU!
IN ORDER TO BECOME A KNEELAND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER YOU MUST:
• BE AGE 18 OR OLDER
• A PROPERTY OWNER OR RENTER WITHIN KNEELAND FIRE DISTRICT.
• COMPLETE A 6 MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
• BEARDS ARE NOT PERMITTED
• YOU MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT ABLE TO (CLIMB LADDERS, LIFTING, ETC.)
• ATTEND 75% OF MEETINGS.
• AGREE TO LEARN ALL KFPD EQUIPMENT (WITH IN 6 MO.).
• HAVE A VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE.
• HAVE CURRENT PERSONAL VEHICLE INSURANCE.
• YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN BLS MEDIC AND CPR/AED CARDS (WITH IN 6 MO.)
• AS AVAILABLE RESPOND TO ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF INCIDENT COMMANDER.
• COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER CERTIFIED TRAINING (WITH IN 2 YR.)
• OBTAIN SCBA FIT TEST AND MEDICAL FORM
For new volunteer firefighters:
Once accepted as a volunteer firefighter, you must attend approximately 40 hours of orientation, attend monthly
meetings and drills, and respond to calls. As a probationary volunteer firefighter, you may ride along with the regular
firefighters to calls.