Join Our Team
The volunteer fire and emergency medical service is a challenging, exciting and rewarding experience conveniently condensed into one package.
Whether it is a fire, motor vehicle accident or medical emergency, district residents expect McKenzie Fire & Rescue’s help. Everyone in our community needs someone who cares and is willing to step up to help our citizens when they are in need. That someone can be you!
Today there are many demands on our time, and firefighting or emergency services do require specialized training. However, if you have a sense of civic pride, if you want to see immediate results of a job well done, if you have the heart and spirit to make your community a better place to live, then consider volunteering with McKenzie Fire & Rescue.
Ready? Apply Now – Online application
Under 18? – Visit the Junior Volunteer page for more information.
For additional information Contact Training Officer
Captain David Sherwood at (541)896-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKenzie Fire & Rescue strives to provide quality training to its members using a variety of methods.
Members can attend drill each Wednesday morning from 1000 to 1200 hours or each Wednesday evening from 1900 to 2100 hours. The focused training ranges from firefighting to EMS to hazardous materials to water rescue to public education. At times additional and/or specialized training is scheduled on weekends.
Periodically it is necessary to send members to other agencies, out of town, or to outside training facilities for training that they cannot get through our agency. Members are encouraged to participate in these opportunities to expand their experience, education, and skills.
Safety during training activities is of paramount importance. Instructors and trainees must pay strict attention and abide by all safety related rules and regulations. Since we play like we practice, reinforcing safe behaviors is part of any training session.
McKenzie Fire & Rescue follows Lane County Medical Control Board EMT Protocols.
An Oregon EMT certification is not a requirement to be a volunteer with McKenzie Fire & Rescue. Emergency Medical Services education, testing, and registration are the responsibility of the individual volunteer. As most of our alarms are medical calls, all members participate in emergency medical care. EMS training is provided once monthly at the department’s regular scheduled training drills.
Department staff occasionally train with multiple government agencies on the McKenzie River. Participating agencies all have an important role in the McKenzie Watershed Emergency Response System (MWERS).