Volunteer Opportunities

Fire Inspection Reserve Seniors Taskforce (FIRST)
The FIRST Program is designed to allow retired persons to work side by side with fire personnel both in the field and in the office. They will be meeting city staff, business owners, residents, seniors, and children as part of the many different tasks assigned to this program. They will work as a team, or be asked to work independently, depending on the assignment.

The primary focus of the program is on conducting fire inspections in business locations having less than 3,000 square feet and an occupant load of less than 50 people. Other tasks that FIRST personnel may be involved in are: home safety inspections, pool safety inspections, public education, and disaster preparedness projects. There are also several community events that the FIRST volunteer will be asked to participate in.

The program offers an abundance of public contact and an opportunity to build some long-term community-based relationships.

Please call the Fire Administration at 714-593-4436 for more details.

Fire Prevention Reserves
The Fire Department does, at times, accept fire prevention volunteers (reserves). The Fire Prevention Reserve Program is intended to assist individuals wanting to join the fire service in the prevention field. Prospective candidates must have the Fire Technology classes completed prior to volunteer work with the department. Please call Fire Prevention at 714-593-4430 to inquire about current openings.

Fire Suppression Reserves
Please inquire with the Personnel Department at 714-593-4506 regarding openings and qualifications for Volunteer Firefighter Positions. All prospective volunteer candidates must be fire academy graduates.