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Firefighter - Opportunity Tuesday

Opportunity Tuesday - Firefighter

Many firefighters are living the childhood dream of being a REAL firefighter. Some do it as a way to start a professional career. Others that have achieved that career, do it as a way to give back to the community and agency that helped them get started. Some take pride in sharing the knowledge and skills they have acquired in challenging circumstances. Many simply enjoy the professionalism shared by these fine individuals. All are members of a special and highly appreciated group in their community.

-What do they do?-

Firefighters are trained and given the knowledge and techniques needed to respond to a variety of natural and man-caused incidents. They utilize their training and equipment to prevent or reduce the loss of life, pain and suffering, environmental damage, and property destruction.

-What training do they need?-

The State of Oregon, through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certifies firefighters in a spectrum of proficiencies and levels.

-How can I get the training I need?-

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED to get started. North Douglas County Fire & EMS has an extensive training program through which you can be trained and certified to many of the DPSST levels and specialties. Classes and hands-on training are provided primarily in-house through our regular Tuesday training schedule. We provide the training and apply for certifications as you progress to Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Apparatus Operator, Haz-Mat Operations, Incident Command, and more!

Interested in joining or learning more? Call our recruiter David Adkisson at (541) 214-9919 or email

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