If You Want to Volunteer
Point Roberts has always been on the lookout for the highest quality responders we can attract. We firmly believe in the fact that we develop some of the best and most caring responders in Whatcom County through a competitive and selective process. Through International partnership, we attract many interested candidates from Canada due to our success in helping them maintain their professional disciplines through a proactive educational approach.
We have enjoyed a highly successful program. Every member is held to the same training standards and performance factors. From this, every member realizes the value of being a contributing part of the team.
We conduct our volunteer hiring processes as needed. Our goal is to maintain a roster of over 30 active volunteers. We will hold all applications for 6 months and contact you for the hiring(s) that fall within that period. Our volunteers serve in all levels of medical responders including Paramedic and certification in Firefighter 1 and 2. Some of our members also hold IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) sanctioned certification as Fire Officers. We offer a Volunteer Pension through the BVFF as well as a Volunteer Stipend Plan.
We strongly look for members who are interested in gaining their Washington State EMT and Firefighter certifications.
Other Volunteer Opportunities include:
The Point Roberts Fire Department is always looking for qualified people to help with the many aspects of our department. If you have any of the following skills and some time to donate, please contact us. Your help is very much appreciated!
- Photographer / Videographer
From creating training videos to maintaining a fresh web presence, the Point Roberts Fire Department strives to stay ahead of the curve. Your experience in any aspect of design, internet, print, photography and video can help tremendously in our operations.
Our humble station can always benefit from maintaining structural integrity to a fresh coat of paint. Your maintenance, painting, carpentry, concrete, landscaping and other skills can be an asset to our organization by helping us maintain a safe, work friendly environment for our responders and staff.
The mandatory criteria for becoming a Volunteer Firefighter or EMT for the Point Roberts Fire Department are:
- you must be at least 18 years of age
- you must be a legal resident of the United States of America, Canada and/or be approved by the United States Customs and Border Protection.
- you must have a valid driver’s license
- you must successfully complete our screening process
- SPECIAL NOTE: Canadian candidates need to possess certification as FF1/FF2 and be certified at the Hazmat Operations level for firefighter positions.
Volunteering for the Point Roberts Fire Department can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. You will be driven to find strength and courage you may not think you have, and in turn you will be given the training and opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on people’s lives.
You will receive training and experience that will mean greater welfare for your families, friends and neighbors. You will make friends and establish a social network made up of the finest people in the community.
Please call 360-945-3473 before coming down in order to make sure someone will be able to assist you.