Become a volunteer with Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue offers the opportunity to serve the Vashon / Maury communities as a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, or Fire Support member. Volunteers receive training for their role in exchange for a service commitment. Upon completion of minimum certifications, volunteers are granted a stipend package for doing duty shifts and ongoing training. Benefits also include enrollment in a retirement plan through the Board of Volunteer Firefighters.

Volunteer Applicant Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid WA state driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current CPR & First Aid card (for Firefighter and EMT applicants)

Volunteer Positions:


Volunteer firefighters respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, and rescue scenes. The minimum training includes testing for IFSAC Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations. After completion of initial minimum certifications, the ongoing training is generally two Monday nights per month. Firefighters who do not reside on Vashon must be EMT certified.

For questions or more information please contact Christina Bosch, Human Resources, at cbosch@vifr.org or (206) 463-2405 ext. 328. 

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