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Volunteer opportunities

Want to volunteer?

Our volunteer positions are exciting, challenging and rewarding! Volunteer and join our family!

All stations drill on every Tuesday night

The benefits that come with being a Volusia County Fire Services volunteer firefighter are numerous and give you the personal satisfaction of knowing you are helping the neighbors within your community. Other benefits include:

  • In-station training that is provided by state certified instructors
  • Opportunities are available for advancement/ specialization
  • Weekly drill expense reimbursement is offered for those eligible
  • Worker’s Compensation coverage is offered
  • Health and wellness checkups are provided
  • Life insurance coverage is available for line of duty losses
  • An Employee Assistance Program is offered to volunteers
  • Uniforms and personal protective equipment is provided

A pension system is also provided to eligible volunteer firefighters. The volunteer retirement program is based on a point accrual system where points are earned based on training, drill attendance, fire station duty/standby, response to emergencies and other opportunities to accrue points. A minimum of 10 creditable years is needed to vest in the program. The minimum benefit at normal retirement age is $200 per month with a maximum retirement benefit of $700 per month. Various types of volunteer positions are available. All are exciting, challenging and rewarding! Volunteer for the one that’s right for you!

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Volunteer position classifications

Applicants for the following classifications must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED (unless otherwise stated).

Some requirements of serving as a volunteer with our agency

  • Must successfully complete a background check.
  • Must successfully complete an entry level medical evaluation.
  • Must attend a minimum of two (2) in station weekly drills per month.
  • If Combat must complete a minimum of 24 hours Stand-By per month.
  • Must complete probationary training within one (1) year from date of service.
  • Must become familiar with our General Rules and adhere to such.

Applicants for the following classifications must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED (unless otherwise stated).

Firefighter 
Must be in excellent physical condition. Must possess State of Florida Certificate of Compliance (Minimum Standards) and State of Florida EMT (or Paramedic) license. Firefighter volunteers are able to respond to all types of emergencies and actively participate in fireground operations. Members will become knowledgeable of and clean/care for all tools and equipment; complete and maintain official records and reports; and assist with both emergency and non-emergency preparedness functions, including community fire prevention and fire safety education programs. Firefighters will provide emergency medical care and assistance, perform rescue functions such as extrication of victims from vehicle crashes, etc. May be required to drive various fire apparatus. Firefighter volunteers will receive additional training and are issued personal protective clothing for the performance of their duties.

Support member
Must be in excellent physical condition. Support Volunteers generally are in the process of obtaining their Firefighter or EMT training and certification to meet the requirements for Firefighter classification. May serve in supportive roles outside the immediate hazard area on an incident scene. Roles include: EMS/Rescue (Must be state-certified EMT or EMT-P) and Driver/Pump Operator. Support Volunteers will assist with cleaning/care for tools and equipment; completing and maintaining official records and reports, and assist with both emergency and non-emergency preparedness functions, including community fire prevention and fire safety education programs. Members who serve as EMS/Rescue provide emergency medical care at fire and accident scenes and assist the sick/injured, complete EMS reports to document actions, etc. Support members serve to assist Firefighters and other EMS/Rescue personnel on incident scenes outside the hazard area. They receive additional training and are issued personal protective clothing for the performance of their duties.

Fire Police
Must be in good physical condition. Fire Police Volunteers provide a special supportive function at incidents by managing vehicular traffic and public access to and around the scene, and ensure the safety and security of personnel. Fire Police often assist other law enforcement officials in traffic management functions. They have no arresting authority and are not permitted to carry firearms. Fire Police Volunteers complete and maintain official records and reports to document actions, and assist in a variety of special event activities. Fire Police members receive specialized training and are issued specialized protective clothing for the performance of their duties.

If you have any questions in regard to the application process, volunteer classifications, or benefits of a volunteer with Volusia County Fire Services, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at any of the numbers listed on the front of the application.

Fire Services

 

Interim Fire Chief
Jeff Smith

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Perryman
rperryman@volusia.org

125 W. New York Ave.
Suite 220
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
386-736-5940

Daytona Beach
386-254-4657

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3852

Fax
386-822-5025