Contact City Hall at 509-493-1133 or by email Dial 911 in an Emergency
Join the White Salmon Volunteer Fire Dept.
Fire Dept. Volunteers Wanted!
Help your community - Be a part of a team - Learn new skills
Face new and exciting challenges - Save a life
Prepare for a professional career in the fire service - Retirement benefits
No experience necessary
Training and equipment provided
An Introduction to the Fire Service
As volunteers, we are here for two basic purposes. The first is to prevent fires and other emergencies from occurring. This is achieved through fire prevention, health maintenance education, inspections, fire safety education, and code enforcement programs. Secondly, we are here to prepare ourselves to control fire or other emergencies, should prevention fail. This is done through education, training, pre-incident planning, more training, state of-the-art equipment, and more training.
This business is not for everyone. You need more than just a desire to help people. You need courage and dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. And you need to have the time for training sessions, meetings,emergency calls, maintenance of equipment, and other duties. The fire and rescue service is not for the meek or timid or for those who lose control during times of crises. Our service is one which calls on its members to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, and strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the fire and rescue service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety. This list goes on and on.The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and property damage we have prevented or reduced. We are here and prepared for one reason, and that is to provide service to the people.
If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to apply.