We are currently accepting applications for mature, responsible, mentally and physically capable, team oriented people who would like to volunteer to help us provide high quality emergency medical care, fire suppression and prevention to the residents and visitors to the communities we serve. We believe that everyone has a skill they can contribute and we have many different roles that you may be able to assist with;
Volunteers are in integral part of the fire service all over the world. Even today, many departments are manned solely with volunteers; everyday citizens who have made the decision to make a difference in their communities by performing life and property saving duties.
"What does it take to become a Volunteer Firefighter?"
"What will be required of me?"
If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity to become a volunteer for the Hoodland Fire District, please stop in at our Welches Main Fire Station and pick up an application. We'd enjoy meeting you and answering any further questions you might have.
SPECIAL TASK GROUP
H.E.A.R.T. (HOODLAND EMERGENCY ACTION RESPONSE TEAM)
H.E.A.R.T. is a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional fire agencies and emergency services. The H.E.A.R.T. program is an all-risk, all-hazard training program. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Our 100-plus members are trained to support the Hoodland Fire District and other emergency-services providers by providing first aid, evacuations, traffic control, and search and rescue operations during large-scale events such as floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and wildfires.
H.E.A.R.T. members range from young (middle- and high-school students) to retired folks, and come from all walks of life and experience.
H.E.A.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the H.E.A.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the H.E.A.R.T. training, citizens learn to:
manage utilities and put out small fires,
For more information, please contact Cris Crislip, H.E.A.R.T Coordinator.
Hoodland Fire District has an explorer program for youth 14-18 years of age. This program allows teens to train in firefighting and emergency medical skills and work side by side with firefirefighters in a limited capasity on actual alarms. Meetings and training are on Mondays at 7 pm. Recruitment for new explorers is in the fall at the start of the school year.
Hoodland Fire District #74 , 69634 E. Hwy 26, Welches, OR 97067, Office (503) 622-3256 (8am-5pm 7 days a week)