STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WITH WAKULLA COUNTY FIRE RESCUE (WCFR):
- Complete a WCFR Volunteer Application (WCFR Volunteer Application) and email it to [email protected]. The application can also be mailed to or dropped off at WCFR Headquarters at 338 Trice Lane, Crawfordville, Florida 32327.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Fireground Support until you complete the Fire FIghter 1 class.
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 [email protected] for specific questions or to send us your application!