FATIGUES TO TURNOUTS
Veterans and Firefighters are extraordinary individuals who share common values and a common mission. At Estacada Rural Fire District we offer veterans the camaraderie, teamwork, sense of belonging and purpose that so many returning veterans say they miss about active duty. The fire service offers a step-down and reintegration process that few other opportunities can offer.
You will be working with a combination of career and volunteer firefighters, EMT’s and support staff. In this new role you will be interfacing with our community members at emergency scenes, community events and fire prevention activities.
We offer a supportive environment that gives the veteran an opportunity to continue their legacy of service. You will be surrounded by like minded individuals, many of whom are also veterans, driven to serve their community in a new capacity. Similar to your time in military service, there are numerous formal and informal support networks in place such as:
•Employee Assistance Program
•Peer to Peer Support
BENEFITS OF SERVICE
•Career Training Path
•Uniforms & PPE Provided
•Length of Service Retirement Program (LOSAP). Up to $3,000 annual contribution
•Education Reimbursement. Up to $5,230 annual benefit
•10% Hiring Preference Points. (5% for veterans and 5% for Firefighters with three or more years of service)
•All Hazard Response
The application process can take approximately two months. After acceptance you will begin working shifts and getting your on the job training while waiting for your formal academy to start.
•General Knowledge & Mechanical Aptitude Testing
•Physical Ability Test
•Background Checks (Criminal & Homeland Security)
•Reference Checks & Verification
Firefighting involves extremely strenuous and skilled physical work, as well as handling emergency and life threatening situations. Demanding physical standards are necessary because of the high level of physical fitness required by the profession. Agility and endurance are necessary to perform these duties. As part of your application process you will complete a test designed to determine your physical strength, agility, and capability to perform job related tasks.Volunteer Application with Background Check.pdf
If you are interested in Veteran to Firefighter program please submitt the form below: