Umatilla County Fire District #1 offers a volunteer program that welcomes those who are interested in helping to serve the community. We are a combination fire department with career and volunteer personnel working together to provide outstanding service to the citizens we protect in Hermiston, Stanfield, Echo and Umatilla. If you have a desire to become involved as a volunteer, applications are accepted anytime. From responding to calls to helping out in the community as a volunteer, you will become an important part of our response team here at UCFD #1.
DO YOU QUALIFY?
- Are you over the age of 18? (Or will you be by the time the academy starts?)
- Do you have a valid Oregon Drivers License with a good driving record (Or can you obtain an Oregon License?)
- Are you physically fit or willing to improve? Can you pass our physical agility test?
- Do you have a HS Diploma, GED, or equivalent?
- Are you able to become DPSST certified?
CAN YOU COMMIT?
- Can respond to 10% of calls each year?
- Are you interested in doing Inter-Facility Transports to hospitals in Tri-Cities, Portland, Boise, Ontario or Heppner?
- Can you complete a minimum 60 hours of training each year? (We hold volunteer training night every Thursday at Station 23)
- Can you attend special events or the occasional mandatory drill with advance notice?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
We welcome those who are interested in providing medical care to fellow community members, even if they are unsure in their ability to become a certified firefighter.
– Our program allows people to immediately begin serving their community by running emergency medical calls after an academy that is run by Division Chief of Training & EMS Richard Cearns.
– We provide CPR/ First-Aid training, Emergency Medical Response training, and EMT training.
– The training provides a blended (on-line and hands-on) self-paced firefighter 1 training program that allows those interested to gain their NFPA firefighter 1 certificate (at a minimum) at their own pace.