BECOME A BASALT FIRE DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEER!
We are volunteers who have a desire for helping people and we are dedicated to our mission “to provide emergency and non-emergency services for the protection of life and property in Pitkin and Eagle County, Colorado”. The Basalt Fire Department offers a variety of areas in which you can be a part of our team which include Firefighting, EMS, HazMat, Vehicle Extrication, Rescue and more!
There is a job for everyone in the volunteer fire service. You can join as an Entry Firefighter, Driver/Operator, On-Scene Accountability Person, On-Scene Equipment Assistance, Safety Officer, Administrative Support and Auxiliary.
Requirements & Commitment
• Must be at least 18
• Must be a US Citizen
• Driver’s License Needed
• High School diploma or GED
• Clean driving history
• Clean criminal history
• Pass the Physical Agility Test BFD Physical Agility Test
• Complete the 40 hour Basalt Volunteer Academy
As a Basalt FD volunteer your biggest benefit is to wear a cool shirt, drive a big truck and save lives! For our members in good standing we also offer the following:
• Wellness program that gives free physicals to all members in good standing
• Education assistance for EMT-B & Firefighter I classes
• Retirement benefits
• There are opportunities for outside training are abundant, although not required. Our members have attended national and state conferences and have learned valuable skills through training not always available at the local level. Many members have also found that their skills have transferred to their everyday life, and even to potential employment opportunities.
• Most importantly, our volunteer members have found that their service has enriched their lives and the lives of those around them, including all the residents we serve. Your greatest reward will invariably be the thanks and gratitude of your neighbors and friends. Please join us in serving your community.
To find out more about the benefits we offer see our Member Benefits
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the application and turn into our District Office (Station 42 in El Jebel), or email to email@example.com. For more information about volunteering with the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, please call (970) 704-0675.
Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions FAQs