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volunteerOverview of Volunteer Program

Volunteering is giving of yourself and your time to others needs. Is there a champion in you?  If so, we can use YOU!

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Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is a combination department and we are proudly served by more than 70 volunteers in various capacities. You too, can be a part of our proud tradition of quality, caring and compassionate service by becoming a volunteer. Interested persons should contact Anna Davis, Secretary, by email or by phone at 360.575.6298 or Kirk Meller, Volunteer Coordinator by email or by phone at 360.575.6281.

Listed below are some ways in which you can get involved and become a volunteer with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue:

Traditional Volunteer Program
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, EMT or First Responder, this is the option for you.

Intern Program
If you are in college and considering a career in the fire service or medical profession and want to gain real life knowledge and skills, this is the option for you.
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High School Fire Science Program
If you are a junior or senior in high school and are interested in the fire service, this is the option for you.

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Want more information on the next Recruit Academy?  Click here for Recruit Academy information

Get more information on our volunteer program and download our brochure.

Emergency Response Volunteer Opportunities: What is in it for me?
In a word, experience. It is said that most firefighters will experience a once in a lifetime event during a career in the fire service.  Since 1980 alone, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue has been involved in more than its fair share of historic events such as the second largest landslide in U.S. history, the 500 and 1,000 year flooding events, a head-on train collision, mass casualty motor vehicle accidents, two natural gas interstate transmission pipeline explosions, the Ball Park wildland urban interface fire, not to mention approximately 4,700 calls annually of typical EMS and fire related emergencies.

We are a combination career & volunteer fire department, covering approximately 170 square miles located in and around the cities of Kelso and Longview, Washington, between the cities of Castle Rock and Kalama on the I-5 corridor. Our volunteer response crews consist of approximately 70 dedicated men and women who respond to various emergencies from one of our five stations. Our career response crews consist of three platoons of at least eight full-time paid members on every shift, each supplemented by various volunteer programs. The primary services provided by us include BLS response, ALS transport, structural firefighting, wildland firefighting and shorebased water rescue.

Are you preparing for a career in the fire service?
Have you ever wondered if a career in the fire or emergency medical services was really for you? From the High School Fire Science Program, to the Traditional Volunteer Program to the Intern Program, from no experience to extensive experience, we have a variety of programs to meet your needs. Contact Anna Davis, Receptionist by email or by phone at 360.575.6298 or Kirk Meller, Volunteer Coordinator by email or by phone at 360.575.6281. Or drop by and meet with one of them to see if it would be in your best interest to join our team in any one of the following programs mentioned above.

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