For information on volunteering with Douglas County Fire District No. 2 contact Lt. Nick Wecks at 541-673-5503
Current volunteer status:
6 regular volunteer firefighters
4 support volunteers
20 student volunteers
Support volunteers are members who do not enter hazardous environments. They help at emergency scenes in areas such as rehabilitation, running errands for command, as well as a number of other non-hazardous activities. They also help with fire prevention and education activities such as our smoke alarm program.
Students are members who are looking at making firefighter a career and are participating in the cooperative work experience program at Umpqua Community College.
Volunteer drills are held every Monday evening at station #3 from 1900 – 2100 hours. The first Monday of each month is a business meeting held at station #5. Any month that has 5 Monday’s, we hold a “5th Monday drill”. This is a meeting held at Logger’s Pizza. Volunteers are also welcome to attend any paid drills that are held during the week.
We encourage our student volunteers to take the Umpqua Community College Elementary Science for Firefighter class to prepare themselves for a career in the Fire Service. Along with additional training by our career staff, the student volunteers are trained to the NFPA/DPSST Firefighter 1 certification level.