Volunteer with Coal Creek Fire

Coal Creek Fire Rescue is not currently recruiting for firefighter candidates.

Please check back in the Fall of 2024 when the next recruiting drive is expected to open.

Joining the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District as a volunteer firefighter is a serious decision that demands time and involves a profound commitment. Protecting your community provides a tremendous sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and personal reward. In addition to a desire to help people, you’ll also need courage, dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to face new challenges. If you’re interested in joining the Coal Creek Fire family apply to be a volunteer today.

“Being on the fire department made me a better person by making me a safe driver. You respond to accidents and learn what not to do, and where. You see first hand what careless driving does to people.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Helping save a life, using what you have learned in emergency medical response classes, gives you a feeling that is hard to describe.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Getting in a tight spot on a fire and next to you is a fellow firefighter working as hard as you, gives you a feeling of fellowship that lasts all your life.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Learning skills that will help in an emergency is invaluable for you & your family, especially when living in the mountains.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Volunteer firefighters get to explore and learn about all the interesting corners of the canyon; mountain tops, reservoir, railway, dam, and more.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“The relentless dedication to safety. It was very comforting and refreshing to have so many people dedicated to keeping each other safe. I have taken the lessons learned to all other walks of life. I ask myself, “How would the Fire Dept. approach this?” There is a professional mentality in fire. I like how some of it has rubbed off on me.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Volunteer firefighters get to help members of their community, and build deep ties to that community.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“Volunteer firefighters get to operate some amazing equipment; from fire engines to jaws of life to thermal imager and more.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

“When people ask what did you do with your life, I am proud to say “I did fire and rescue, and helped save lives and property” as a volunteer for twenty years where I lived in Coal Creek Canyon.”

Coal Creek Firefighter, Reasons To Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements

Tremendous sacrifices and commitment are necessary to volunteer with and become a part of the Coal Creek Fire family.

Membership Benefits

  • Free Training: All firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical training is provided. Learn new skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
  • Pension Benefits: Volunteer firefighters with ten or more years of service are eligible to receive a Retirement Pension (the amount is based on length of service).
  • Leadership Skills: Benefit from the opportunities for advancement and leadership responsibilities on the operational and administrative side of the Coal Creek Fire.
  • Social Gatherings: Enjoy socializing with the other Coal Creek Fire members at the annual Firefighter’s Recognition dinner and the summer barbecue picnic.
  • And much more: Be active in your community, meet new neighbors and friends, and learn new areas of Coal Creek Canyon.

All applicants must pass a Driving Record and Criminal Background check, a Pre-Service Physical Examination (including a drug screen test) by a physician designated and paid for by the CCCFPD.

In-House Training

Fire Training is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. This training covers a wide range of topics necessary for dealing with structure fires and motor vehicle accidents.

Station Training is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Station training familiarizes volunteers with the trucks, fellow firefighters, and equipment at your assigned station.

EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Training is held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. EMS training covers a wide variety of topics necessary for performing basic life support (BLS) skills.

Wildland Fire Training is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Wildland training covers a wide variety of topics necessary for dealing with wildland fires.

When you volunteer with Coal Creek Fire, you become an asset to your community & part of our family!

Email recruiting@coalcreekcanyonfd.org for a CCCFPD membership application today.