Coal Creek Fire Rescue has two volunteer roles offered to the men and women who volunteer as firefighters. These two roles are All-Hazards Firefighter and Wildland Firefighter. Here we detail the two roles we are currently recruiting for, and if you need, we can help you decide which is the correct fit for you and your interests.
Our All-Hazards Firefighters are trained to respond to structure fires (where homes and buildings are involved), vehicle fires (e.g. car, truck or train fires), medical incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and any/all hazards where 911 is called within the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. All-Hazards Firefighters are also trained as Wildland Firefighters.
Wildland Firefighters respond to wildland fires, which includes most types of outdoor fire. Everything from grass fires to lightning strikes high in the mountains smoldering in duff to fires within the trees and bushes around Coal Creek Canyon. We live in a wildland urban interface (WUI) and wildland firefighters protect our homes and properties from wildfire.
Wildland Firefighters ensure that other fires (e.g. structure and vehicle fires) do not spread to become wildland fires.