"To protect life and property"
Volunteer Information

Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve our community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, we would like to welcome you.

Please contact the June Lake Fire Protection District for more information at: (760) 648-7390.

If you are accepted as trainee to the June Lake Fire Department, you will be required to complete a 24-week training program for one (1) night each week (Thursdays). This program will provide you with the basic skills necessary to perform the duties of firefighter as a team member of the Department. Following successful completion of the trainee program you will be required to complete a six month probationary period during which you will be evaluated by the officers of the Department regarding your skills, ability to carry out assigned duties, work with others, follow instructions, participation and attendance. During your probationary period you may be dismissed at any time. You will be covered by workers compensation insurance during training.

Following successful completion of your training program and probationary period you will be nominated for membership by an officer and a vote by majority of the members will be required to confirm your membership.

Upon a confirming vote you will be issued a badge, wallet, station key and hat and be eligible for membership in the California State Firefighters Association. Probationary period may be extended for six months if deemed necessary by Department Officers.

Trainees will be issued a full set of turnout gear and scanner or pager. Trainee status will be denoted by a “T” on the helmet. Trainee will be expected to attend all alarms and meetings unless a legitimate excuse is provided or previous arrangements are made with the training officer. Any equipment issues must be returned upon resignation, termination or retirement.

Disciplinary actions against any member of the Fire Department, probationary or full time, will follow June Lake Fire Protection District Policy #94-02, copy attached.

Promotions within the Fire Department shall be made as required from candidates qualified by training and experience. Candidates for promotion shall be nominated by officers of the Department, recommended by majority vote of the members and confirmed by the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Fire Department members hold an annual fundraiser Barbeque which provides funds for Department activities and equipment purchases. General operating expenses for the Department are provided by the Fire District from property tax revenues.

RESPONSE TO ALARMS:

Firefighters under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medications or impaired in any other manner shall not respond to alarms.

Any member found to be under the influence or impaired in any manner at an incident or training exercise shall be removed from duty immediately by the officer in charge.

Personnel responding to alarms must obey all traffic laws and signs.

Personnel shall not ride on tailboards outside of District boundaries or during cold weather or storms. Personnel riding on tailboards shall wear complete turnout gear and safety straps.

Personnel shall not leave their apparatus without direction from the officer in charge of the apparatus.

The Firefighter is subordinate to the Fire Captain and shall be trained and proficient in the use of all Fire Department equipment and apparatus.

The following are requirements and proficiencies required following your training program:

1.       The Firefighter must be at least 18 years of age and preferably possesses a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the State and be a citizen of the United States of America.

2.       The Firefighter shall identify the organization of the Fire Department and be familiar with the Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

3.       The Firefighter shall respond at the time of the alarm to the fire station in a safe manner and take direction from his company officer.

4.       The Firefighter shall be proficient in the use of protective clothing, including helmet, coat, pants, boots and gloves.

5.       The Firefighter shall identify and demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of each type of forcible entry tool.

6.       The Firefighter shall demonstrate the use and maintenance of protective breathing apparatus in dense smoke environment and shall demonstrate donning protective breathing apparatus while wearing protective clothing.

7.       The Firefighter shall identify and perform a primary survey for life threatening injuries, including procedures for opening an airway, artificial ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and controlling external bleeding.

8.       The Firefighter shall, using an approved knot, hoist any forcible entry tool, ground ladder, or appliance to a height of at least twenty (20) feet.

9.       The Firefighter shall identify the purpose and value of salvage, and demonstrate folds and rolls of salvage covers.

10.   The Firefighter shall identify the sizes, types and amounts of hose carried on a pumper and demonstrate the use of nozzles, nose adapters and hose appliances.

11.   The Firefighter shall demonstrate the technique for cleaning, drying and inspecting fire hose, couplings and nozzles.

12.   The Firefighter shall connect a fire hose to a hydrant and fully open and close the hydrant.

13.   The Firefighter shall demonstrate the loading of fire hose on fire apparatus, three (3) types of hose rolls, two (2) types of hose carries, and coupling and uncoupling of fire hose connections.

14.   The Firefighter shall manipulate a nozzle so as to attach both a Class “A” and a Class “B” fire, and properly open and close a nozzle.

15.   The Firefighter shall properly identify, raise and climb every type of Department ladder.

16.   The Firefighter shall define the principles of ventilation and demonstrate opening ventilation holes with Fire Department tools, use of smoke ejectors for ventilation and identify backdraft explosion indicators.

17.   The Firefighter shall demonstrate searching for victims in hazardous environments, removal of victims using carries, drags and stretchers, define the uses of a life belt, and the uses of extrications equipment.

18.   The Firefighter shall identify a Fire Department sprinkler connection, connect hose lines and temporarily stop the flow of water from a sprinkler head.

19.   The Firefighter shall define the procedure for a citizen to report an emergency and demonstrate receiving an alarm and initiate action.

20.   The Firefighter shall identify dangerous building conditions created by fire, and demonstrate actions when trapped or disoriented in a fire situation or hazardous environment.

21.   The Firefighter shall define fire, its stages, the fire tetrahedron, the three (3) methods of heat transfer, and the three (3) products of combustion commonly found in structure fires which create life hazards.

22.   The Firefighter shall demonstrate searching for fire extension, opening ceilings, walls, floors and other closed spaces, and define the purpose and techniques of overhaul.

23.   The Firefighter shall identify the dangers of contagious diseases and demonstrate actions to prevent exposure to blood borne pathogens and provide infection control.

24.   The Firefighter shall identify hazardous materials and demonstrate exposure control techniques.

25.   The Firefighter shall identify types of fire extinguishers and demonstrate their use.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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