Join Our Team

Want to get involved?

You can join the Community Advisory Committee or volunteer to assist with community events. Please email us at info@camanofire.com.

Other associated volunteer organizations:

Camano Preparedness Group
Bill Swander – bswander44@gmail.com
Rhonda Paulson – rspaulson.rp@gmail.com

Mabana Flames Ladies Auxiliary
Rayma Haas – raymahaas@gmail.com

Madrona Fire Jets Ladies Auxiliary
Liz Tarbet – tarbet@whidbey.net

Career Firefighters and Paramedics:

We are currently establishing a list with the intent of hiring two entry level or lateral entry firefighters/EMT’s.  Testing services for this position are being conducted through National Testing Network.  Please visit their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.  Then click on this link for the application.  Once it is completed, send it to the name and address on the NTN page.

Part-Time Firefighters:

We are currently hiring part-time firefighters.  Testing services for these position are being conducted through National Testing Network.  Please visit their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Then click on this link for the application.  Once it is completed, send it to the name and address on the NTN page.

Volunteer Firefighters:

The fire service has a long and proud history, rich in heritage of dedication, unselfish sacrifice, and inspired human action for more than three centuries. The long and noble tradition of rendering service in the time of need has established a heritage of which the firefighter can be justly proud.

Initial Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age.
Maintain a Washington State driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
Turn in a completed application and required documentation.
Pass a firefighter physical exam and drug test. (District expense)
Pass a written exam and physical agility test.
Comply with the Policies and Standard Operating Procedures of the Fire District.

Fire Training

Before being assigned to a station, Camano Island Fire and Rescue trains firefighter recruits to the standards of Firefighter 1, the national entry level for professional departments. This course includes both classroom and practical experience and culminates in a full day at the Washington State Fire Academy facility at North Bend.

After the completion of initial training, the recruit will train with their station for two to three hours each week on Tuesday evenings to maintain and refine their skills. All initial and ongoing training costs for volunteers are covered by the Fire District.

Emergency Medical and Special Rescue Training

Volunteers must then become an Emergency Medical Technician within a year of being certified as a firefighter (training costs covered by the District). Volunteers wishing to join the Technical Rescue Division (to include Marine and High Angle Rescue) may do so after being accepted as a firefighting member of the department and by passing their medical training.

Benefits

Volunteers are eligible for a stipend reimbursement program for attending and responding to emergencies.
Volunteers qualify for the Washington State pension plan (Volunteer Firefighter’ Relief and Pension Act).
Volunteers qualify for a $50,000 life insurance program.
Learn teamwork, responsibility and become a member of the family.
Explore the possibilities of a career in firefighting or emergency medicine.
Provide a skilled service to their community.
Participate in the District’s social events.

Information

You will be participating in front line firefighting and emergency medical incidents and will most likely be exposed to the hazards normally associated with those responsibilities. Responding to 911 calls to deal with the various emergencies that may occur in the community will prove to be both physically and mentally taxing. Individuals are encouraged to consider this before applying.

We bring volunteers in as groups and train them in groups. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the District office and we will take some information in order to notify you of the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting.

For additional information or to apply, please contact the District office at (360) 387-1512.