Volunteer firefighter training begins February 3rd for those who TRULY want to make a difference…
The Newport Fire Department is hosting Firefighter 1 Academy starting February 3rd. Classes meet at 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newport Fire Department. Classes run through early May and are free. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old with the exception of cadets in Toledo 15 years old and Newport, Seal Rock and Waldport 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.
People interested in attending, but not yet affiliated with a department, can call for information about volunteering at the Volunteer Fire Dept Hotline at (541) 574-4000 or can get an application at lincolncountyvolunteerfirefighter.org