Are you looking to make a difference in the North Mason community? Have you been waiting for an opportunity to start your career in the fire service? The North Mason Regional Fire Authority is actively seeking local participants for its Volunteer Student Firefighter Program. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021.

The Fire Authority’s Student Firefighter Program is designed to assist individuals in obtaining a career in the fire service. The program provides on the job training and instruction to help participants gain the skills and knowledge needed for serving as a career firefighter. Under direct supervision, program participants will assist the Fire Authority in all emergency and non-emergency service activities. Program participants will become proficient in structural and wildland firefighting, rescue, public education, fire prevention and emergency medical service activities.

Participants make a minimum two-year commitment and are provided with training that is comparable to higher education, attending courses through local technical colleges. All expenses for equipment and training are provided by the Fire Authority. Additionally, participants receive a monthly stipend to assist with any personal expenses. Following completion of the initial two-year commitment, interested participants may also be eligible for Authority-sponsored Paramedic School.

The Volunteer Student Firefighter Program is critical in helping the Authority meet its mission to Safeguard North Mason Communities.