Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District. Volunteer firefighting can be a great way to get involved in your community. It is a big commitment. You’ll need to complete many hours of training, and you will need to be on call for local emergencies, but it is also deeply rewarding.
Mt. Charleston Fire & Rescue is an all risk department. There are three areas in which a volunteer member may contribute to MCF&R. They are (1) as a licensed EMS provider, (2) a wildland firefighter and (3) a structure/urban interface firefighter. Members are required to be, at a minimum, either an EMS provider or a structure firefighter. Training and certification for structure firefighting is provided by the department and is not a necessarily a prerequisite for joining.
To become a member an individual must complete and submit an application. The department currently limits out-of-district volunteer positions to ten. When a position opens applications submitted within the last six months are reviewed and interviews are scheduled. Applicants will be selected based on departmental needs and applicant qualifications.
Volunteer members are required to attend two monthly meetings per quarter (currently held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm). For structure firefighters the requirements include 16 hours per year of in person fire training, two of three monthly drill days (held the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am) and two of three monthly rig checks per calendar quarter. EMS training is scheduled bi-monthly every second Thursday of the month, members operate under Southern Nevada Heath District protocols and are required to maintain licensure through SNHD.
All volunteer members are required to perform 24 hours per month of on duty time or respond to a minimum of 10% of calls toned out by the fire alarm office.
The Mount Charleston Fire Protection District requires that all prospective volunteer firefighters obtain and complete an application and informational packet. The application and packet can be obtained by contacting us. The application can also be obtained from the link below, printed, and filled out for your convenience. The informational packet contains additional forms that must be obtained from the District office, and include: