Volunteer Program

Vol FF LattigDue to concerns regarding COVID-19, Clark County Fire & Rescue will not be accepting Lateral Volunteer Firefighter applications until further notice. Volunteers work closely with career personnel to protect the lives and property of the citizens we serve. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Training in fire and medical response
  • Responding to emergency incidents
  • Assisting with public safety education projects

Applicants with current firefighting experience may be considered as lateral volunteers, at the discretion of the Division Chief of Operations. Lateral Applicants MUST provide copies of  the following certifications:  NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 (if have it), Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, ICS 100, 200 & 700, Live Fire Training documentation, WA State EMT or NREMT, CPR Card (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer). An oral interview, physical ability test, medical exam, background check, and drug screen will be required of all lateral volunteers.

For more information, contact Battalion Chief Max Konkright at 360-887-4609 or by Email.

Interns: Program Overview
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 an agreement in place with Portland Community College. CCF&R accepts students willing to make the maximum term commitment to the program as outlined by the school. 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 fill-in Intern Firefighter application PDF / Fill-in  to CCF&R headquarters located at 911 North 65th Avenue in Ridgefield. Please attach copies of any certifications you currently hold to the Application packet. For further information, contact Firefighter Bryan Borrelli by phone at 360-887-4609 or by Email.