How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter?

Phone: (530) 458-7721

 How to Become a volunteer Firefighter?
To become a member of the Colusa Fire Department, first you must submit an application. Applications are available at the fire department or can be downloaded online, and turned in at the fire department.  You will then be invited to a monthly dinner meeting to meet other members and training sessions to observe. In the next step you will be interviewed by a panel of officers, then a decision will be made. If approved, a letter will be sent to you with instructions for obtaining a physical examination by the city doctor. After Final approval you will be required to complete 60 hours of in-house academy as a trainee. After successful completion of training you will become a regular status volunteer. 

To download a copy of the membership application, click here.

Typical Duties of a Firefighter:

Colusa Firefighters have a multitude of duties to perform on a daily basis. These duties include maintenance of the station, apparatus and equipment. Equipment on each apparatus is checked daily to make sure it is functioning properly. When an emergency call is received, the firefighter must be ready at a moments notice to stop whatever he/she is doing and respond. Ask any firefighter why they do this job and they’ll agree, because they LOVE it! 

Colusa Fire Department staffing consists of 5 career personnel (two administrative and three shift personnel), a roster of 25 volunteer firefighting personnel. Our station is staffed with one person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Administrative personnel work Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm.


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