Rural Volunteer Firefighters


CLARK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

RURAL DIVISION

The Clark County Fire Department occupies an area of 8,012 square miles and has the largest paid fire department (30 stations) and the largest Volunteer force (10 stations).  The Clark County volunteer firefighters responded to 1,180 incidents in 2020.  Because of the growing responses by the Rural Division, the Clark County Fire Department is reaching out to Clark County residents to become Volunteer firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Services personnel.

How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter

Becoming a Clark County Volunteer Firefighter is one of the most rewarding and selfless decisions you can make.   The duties of a volunteer firefighter include  putting out fires and performing a multitude of important tasks to keep others safe, maintain their equipment, and ensure the department can continue serving their community.

To better understand if becoming a volunteer firefighter is for you, ask yourself the questions below:  

  • Are you willing to give up the occasional full night of rest or work long hours to help others?
  • Do you find it important to give back to the community in meaningful ways that pay it forward?
  • Are you looking for a community of others who enjoy helping people in times of fear or loss?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be an excellent fit for a career as a Clark County Volunteer Firefighter. 

All Volunteer Firefighters are assigned to one of the following stations:

  Trout Canyon          ST 70                                     Bunkerville                ST 71             
  Searchlight               ST 75                                     Sandy Valley             ST 77
  Goodsprings            ST 78                                     Mountain Springs    ST 79 
  Blue Diamond         ST 80                                     Cold Creek                ST 82
  Indian Springs         ST 83                                     Cal-Nev-Ari               ST 84



The Minimum Requirements for the Volunteer Firefighter position are:

Education

High School Graduate or GED equivalent

Licenses

Must possess a valid Class C Nevada driver’s license

Certifications

  • CPR
  • AED
  • EMT (Basic, Advanced, Paramedic)

Desirable Licenses/Certifications

  • Nevada Class B with F endorsement driver’s license
  • Firefighter 1 (IFSAC)
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness (IFSAC)
  • Hazardous Materials Operations (IFSAC)

Pre-Volunteer Acceptance Testing

  • Must successfully pass an oral interview
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Must successfully pass a physical examination

In addition to the above requirements you must also be able to commit to 24 hours of volunteer service a month for a minimum of two (2) years.

For more information on the services Volunteer Firefighters perform, please visit the website -- http://www.volunteerfirefighter.org/NV/ .

You may apply for a volunteer firefighter position online at http://www.volunteerfirefighter.org/NV/volunteernow.php

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer for the Clark County Fire Department
            Larry D. Haydu,   Assistant Fire Chief “A-1”

Clark County Fire Department
4425 West Tropicana Avenue
    Las Vegas Nevada 89131
      # VEGAS STRONG