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2030 Benson Road, Point Roberts, WA 98281 | 360-945-3473

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 partnerships, we attract many interested candidates from Canada due to our success in helping them maintain their professional disciplines through a proactive educational approach and be successful in their career firefighting goals. Our volunteers serve in all levels of medical responders including Paramedic and fire suppression and education roles. Some of our members also hold IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) and Pro Board sanctioned certification as Fire Officers, Fire Instructors, Fire Life Safety Educators, Fire Inspectors and more.  We offer injury coverage to all members and a Pension through the Board of Volunteer Firefighters for those who qualify. A Volunteer Stipend Plan is also offered to all members for nominal reimbursement for training time, incidents, and duty rotation.

The District offers some of the highest levels of medical and fire training and certification available. We have enjoyed a highly successful program, by holding ourselves to high standards in participation, training and conduct. From this, every member realizes the value of being a contributing part of the team, understanding the importance of duty and community.

We conduct our volunteer hiring processes starting in March and August of every year.  Our goal is to maintain a roster of over 30 active volunteers.

Support members are hired (as needed) and will be trained in fire and EMS duties that will aid firefighters and medical providers during incidents. They will not be expected to go interior on structures.

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!

  • Ambassadors
  • Photographer / Videographer

Information Technology
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.

Trade Specialists
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 – training and experience that will mean greater welfare for your families, friends and neighbors.

Please call 360-945-3473 before coming down in order to make sure someone will be able to assist you. You can also email Chief Carleton at if you would like more information.

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