Opportunities at LCFD 5


Volunteering

Volunteers take on several different roles in providing community service to the citizens of LCFD 5. From working closely with career members on daily duties and calls for service to taking part in Washington State mobilization requests for wildland firefighters during large state fires. When these requests are made, trained wildland firefighters may be requested for deployment if available to assist. The Washington State Patrol compensates volunteer firefighters for their time during these mobilizations that may last anywhere from a few days to multiple weeks.

If you are interested in volunteering with LCFD 5, download the attachment below, fill it out completely, and bring it to the station.


Training Information

Lewis County Fire District 5 operates as a combination fire district. A combination fire district means a mix of career and volunteer staff serving the community. Members of LCFD 5 complete daily station duties, conduct weekly and monthly training for fire and medical scenarios and work cohesively in providing a high level of service for the public.

Members of LCFD 5 are required to meet industry standards related to its service. For example, paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) attend monthly training where they learn about different disease processes, apply what they have learned through practice scenarios, and test skills such as CPR or airway management. Fire training follows the same pattern, using a curriculum to learn fire behavior, fire suppression, and vehicle extrication.

To become a firefighter, a person must undergo standardized training through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Firefighter 1 certification is obtained for LCFD 5 personnel through the Thurston Fire Training Academy. New members to LCFD 5 are offered EMS and fire training paid for by the fire district.