Join St. Paul Fire
Interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter?
There are many reasons community members spend endless hours volunteering and becoming a member of the Fire District. For some it is a way to give back to their communities, for others it starts off as a way to meet friends and interact with a group of individuals who are motivated to come together to help one another.
Its responding at all hours of the night and day to any number of emergencies. It’s the challenge of remembering how to cut a car apart or gain access to a burning home. Its seeing your fellow humans at their worst and looking to you to help them through an event that forever will be in their memory. It is something you will never regret . The hours you dedicate to this most noble profession is dependent on the number of calls the district has each month.
- Performs firefighting duties such as combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, and answering emergency calls with an engine, ladder, ambulance or miscellaneous vehicles.
- Lays and connects hoses, direct water onto burning structures, raises and climbs ladders, uses other firefighting techniques such as ventilating burning buildings (chopping holes in floors or roofs), administers first aid to injured persons, performs salvage operations, and inspects assigned district to assure knowledge of access, fire hazards, etc., responds and performs emergency medical assistance to level of certified training.
- Trains for and participates in the protection of life and property by firefighting, rescue and emergency medical activities.
- Participates in fire drills and attends training classes in firefighting, first aid and other related subjects.
- Handles routine custodial maintenance of the Fire Department equipment (such as oxygen breathing equipment, resuscitation equipment, etc.) apparatus and quarters.