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Volunteer Student Firefighter/EMT Program

North Mason Regional Fire Authority

Now Accepting Applications for the following program: 

Student Firefighter/EMT Program 

Designed to prepare program participants for a career in the Fire Service 

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority is seeking participants for its volunteer student firefighter program.The NMRFA’s student firefighter program is designed to assist individuals with obtaining a career in the fire service.The NMRFA’s student firefighter program provides on the job training and  instruction to help program participants gain the skills and knowledge needed for serving as a career firefighter

Under direct supervision program participants will assist the Authority in all emergency and non‐emergency  service  activities.  Program participants will become proficient in structural and wildland firefighting, rescue, public education, fire prevention and emergency medical service activities.Student firefighters are assigned to a shift and volunteer alongside career firefighters and  officers.Shifts are 48 hours in duration with 96 hours off in between shifts. Program participants are selected on a competitive basis.

Minimum Program Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Pass a comprehensive background check
  • Pass a physical examination and a  functional capacity assessment
  • Pass a written entrance assessment
  • Obtain Basic Life Support (BLS)  CPR and First Aid Certification within the first three months of acceptance into the volunteer program 

Program Benefits:

  • All training and equipment provided by Authority.
  • Monthly stipend for cost and travel reimbursement.
  • Bates or North Bend IFSAC Firefighter 1 Training Academy Attendance.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT‐B) training.
  • Paramedic School Tuition Assistance.
  • One on one training and mentoring with career firefighters and officers.
  • Ability to perform all emergency service activities in an “on the job” setting.
  • Priority hiring consideration for the Authority career firefighter positions.
  • Financial assistance with firefighter entrance testing fees.  

To Apply:  

Completion of an Authority Volunteer Application is required. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of an  application. To obtain a full volunteer packet please visit the Authority’s website at:  

Submit your completed application with all applicable materials to Station 21 located at 460 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair or by mail. Mail applications and materials to:  

  North Mason Regional Fire Authority  

Attn: Captain Ryan Cleveland  

PO Box 277  

Belfair, WA 98528‐0277

For questions regarding the Student Firefighter Program or the application process, contact Captain Ryan Cleveland at 360‐275‐6711 or by email at 



Posted: Feb 15, 2018,
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