Becoming a Volunteer Firefighter

Being a Volunteer Firefighter is an extremely rewarding experience. Firefighters make a difference in the community by coming to the aid of people in times of greatest need.  Life and death is often in the balance.  Kentfield Volunteer Firefighters have and will continue to positively impact the wellbeing of all people in this community.

We hire volunteer firefighters on a rotating basis as space allows.  The number of positions available differs depending on many different factors.  Each qualified applicant must successfully pass an interview, a physical agility test, a background check and a medical exam.

New volunteers that possess a CPR certification, a California State Firefighter I or an EMT with Fire 71, and a certificate of completion from a certified Fire Academy are typically brought onboard immediately.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid CA class C driver license
  • Live within the service boundaries of the Kentfield Fire District or within an extended response boundary
  • Submit an employment application
  • Successfully pass a DMV and criminal background investigation

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter with our Department, and you meet the above requirements, please fill out the employment application and bring it to the Administrative Office or mail it to the address on the application. We accept applications year-round. If you have any further questions about the Volunteer Firefighter Program, please contact Fire Captain Dave Glenn.  

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Kentfield, CA 94904
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