Firefighter Volunteer

The City is currently accepting applications for individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers at the Blackfoot Fire Department.

 

The responsibilities of the position involve training for, and participating in, duties protecting life and property through the performance of firefighting and emergency medical service activities. Volunteer Firefighters are required to learn and participate in the operation of apparatus and the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions, which may require strenuous exertion under conditions involving smoke, fire, heat and cramped surroundings. Although firefighting and emergency medical services work constitutes the primary and most difficult and responsible areas of work, the volunteer is also required to drill at least 2 times/month. Drills consist of practice sessions dealing with various aspects of firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials awareness and emergency medical work. Time spent at the station may consist of studying, custodial care and maintenance of departmental facilities, apparatus and equipment. Work is performed in accordance with explicit instructions and well defined procedures; however, performance of the work requires initiative and the exercise of independent judgment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Captain.

Successful volunteers will become paid call firefighters after completing Firefighter I training.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum of 18 years old

  • Possess a valid Idaho Driver’s License

  • Resident of the Blackfoot-Snake River Fire District

  • Ability to pass a modified Firefighters Combat Challenge and oral interview

  • Ability to pass drug test

If you are interested in joining our team, please review the current job opportunity listings using this link.