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 responsible, dedicated and committed individuals that want to provide a service to the community and/or receive in-depth cost free hands-on training for a potential career in the fire service. 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:

Recruitment/Retention Coordinator, Mark Boren at 541-935-2226 ext. 225 or

The application process for our Fall 2022 volunteer firefighter academy is now CLOSED.  The application process will open for our Spring 2023 volunteer firefighter academy the first week in December.  

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