Volunteer firefighter training begins January 21st
Are you up for a challenge? Do you think you have what it takes? –VOLUNTEER TO BE A FIREFIGHTER!
Volunteering is not for everyone and volunteering to be a firefighter takes a special kind of person! Looking for something challenging, rewarding and somewhere you can help make a difference? Then check out your local fire department. The fire department is always looking to train new people. There is nothing like the feeling you get when the alarm goes off and a call comes over the radio that someone is in distress and needs your help. Better yet, it costs you nothing! All it takes is some of your time, dedication and willingness and Newport Fire provides the rest! We have a great crew of career and volunteer staff always willing to help you get through the process. It’s easier than you think.
AND NEWPORT FIRE NOW OPENS ITS TRAINING CLASSES TO EVERYONE THROUGHOUT LINCOLN COUNTY.
For information, just call Melanie at 541-265-9461 or stop by the station at 245 NW 10th Street and pick up your application.
The Newport Fire Department is hosting Firefighter 1 Academy starting January 21st. Classes meet at 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newport Fire Department, 245 NW 10th Street. Classes run through mid-April and are free. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old with the exception of cadets in Toledo 15 years old and Newport and Seal Rock the cadet age is 16 years old.
Recruits from all Lincoln County Fire Departments are welcome to attend. Training includes classroom presentations and hands-on instruction on topics such as firefighter safety and health, ladders, use of hoses and nozzles, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, building construction, and fire prevention. Students who complete these classes and serve a successful internship with their department are eligible for Firefighter 1 certification.
To register, contact:
Training Officer Doyle Helmricks
541-265-9461 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, this firefighter training opportunity is extended county-wide. No matter where you live in the county or where you might volunteer, the training is free. And it means you can apply your firefighting skills to your local fire department from North Lincoln Fire at the north end, through Depoe Bay, Newport, Toledo, Seal Rock, Waldport to Yachats.