Volunteer Firefighter Program

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The Cheney Fire Department currently seeks Volunteer Firefighters. The Volunteer Firefighters respond at a moment's notice to building fires, car fires, vehicle accidents, and hazardous materials incidents.

Program Overview

Volunteer Firefighters are trained to nationally recognized standards in the areas of fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials, and apparatus operations. Volunteer Firefighters train once a week at the fire station to stay current on their firefighting skills. The weekly training combines classroom sessions with hands-on practical exercises.

The Volunteer Firefighters may also be involved in other department activities which promote the department, such as participation in community parades and festivals. Volunteer Firefighters also participate in community fire prevention activities including grade school presentations, station tours, and general safety presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age upon appointment.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a Washington State Driver's License.
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a firefighter.
For information on the Cheney Fire Department's volunteer program, email Chief Tom Jenkins or call him at 509-498-9291.