Becoming A Volunteer

STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WITH WAKULLA COUNTY FIRE RESCUE (WCFR):

  1. Complete a WCFR Volunteer Application (WCFR Volunteer Application) and email it to vfd@mywakulla.com.  The application can also be mailed to or dropped off at WCFR Headquarters at 338 Trice Lane, Crawfordville, Florida 32327.
  2. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you, and if you are eligible to volunteer, they will schedule an interview with you.  These Interviews are held once per month.
  3. If you successfully complete the interview, you will receive a form to take to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office to be fingerprinted.  We will conduct a background and driving history check.   
  4. If you successfully complete the background and driving history checks, we will schedule you for a urine drug screen.

If you successfully complete these steps, you may be approved for membership.    If approved, you can volunteer in Administrative Support or Fireground Support.  

Support members serve WCFR in many capacities.  Being a support member is a great way to volunteer your time, using a special skill or talent you have, to help your community.  Support members provide administrative support, assist with volunteer recruitment and retention, help with social events, and much more. 

To become a Volunteer Firefighter, there is a combination of online courses and in-person hands-on skills training that totals 260 hours over the course of one year.   Successful completion of this training certifies you in the State of Florida as a Firefighter I, and is defined by Florida Statute.  

WCFR provides all of the above testing and training free of charge for volunteers.   Please contact us at vfd@mywakulla.com for specific questions or to send us your application!