Please read the following requirements to help you understand the importance of a Volunteer’s role in our community as well as what demands a Volunteer must commit to.

 

Commitment during the first year of service:

 

•Recruit Academy - 120 hours 

•Wildland S-130/190 L180 - 24 hours

•Hazardous Material Operations - 16 hours

•Regular drill training - 144 hours

•Extra, specialized training - 32 hours average

•Average call response while on shift - 90 hours

 

This time commitment is about 10 + hours per week, which would qualify as a part-time job!

 

Lane Fire Authority utilizes volunteers (18 years and older) to protect life and property through firefighting and EMS activities often performed under conditions which require strenuous physical exertion. Our fall and spring academies consists of web-based course work done during the week prior to a hands-on practical session on Sundays.  At the conclusion of the academy, you will be assigned a 24hr shift every 6th day at one of two of our staffed stations. We excuse our volunteers for work and/or school, but expect them to be at the station ready to respond on emergency calls the remainder of the 24hrs.

 

We are looking for people who care about our community and are willing to receive in-depth cost free training to become Firefighters. These individuals will work and train hand-in-hand with paid staff and our existing team of dedicated volunteers to respond on every type of alarm our agency receives. We are extremely proud of the level of professionalism and expertise our volunteers demonstrate.

If you are interested in serving our community, please contact:

Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator, Mark Boren at 541-935-2226 ext. 225 or markboren@lanefire.org

The application process is open for the spring 2020 recruit academy.  Please call or email me to set up an appointment to get an application packet and do a 3 minute video interview.  The last day to turn in an application will be February 3rd at 5:00.  For those 10-12 people that are successful, there will be a pre-academy orientation on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 (1800).