The Intern program is designed to give students that are involved in a college Fire Science degree program the necessary skills to become familiar with fire department procedures and the tools needed to become marketable in the fire service. Clark County Fire & Rescue currently has agreements with both Portland Community College and Lower Columbia College. Both colleges require four terms of a Cooperative Education Internship in a fire department setting. Clark County Fire & Rescue accepts students who are willing to make a one year (four-term) commitment to the program. This allows the intern to fulfill fire science electives that would normally be taken in a classroom and gives the student that needed education and experience to be a successful firefighter. Interns work as firefighters under the direction of an assigned company officer and respond to emergency medical calls, fires and other 911 emergencies. They also get education and experience in relation to station duties, vehicle and tool maintenance as well as mentoring for current classes and preparatory skills needed for employment opportunities.
To be considered for an intern position, applicants must complete and return either the PDF or Microsoft Word Intern Firefighter application PDF
to CCF&R headquarters located at 911 North 65th Avenue in Ridgefield. Applications may also be obtained by calling 360-887-4609.
For further information, contact Captain Jesse Martin at (360) 687-4535 or by