Jackson County Fire District 5

Volunteer Firefighters have been the backbone of Rural Fire Departments in America from the beginning, and Fire District 5 is no exception. The thirty men and women who volunteer with us are a vital part of our ability to serve the people living within our district boundaries. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter or have questions, call Deputy Chief Vince Lockett at (541)535-4222 or e-mail him at lockett@jcfd5.com.

Requirements:
Must be 18 years old, have a valid Oregon Driver's License, and able to complete a basic physical agility test. Volunteers are expected to attend at least two evening training drills and 10% of alarms per month. An initial training academy completion is mandatory prior to responding to alarms.

Activities:

District 5 Volunteers are active in several community functions each year, including driving apparatus in local parades, barbecuing burgers and hotdogs for the public, assisting with school presentations, and other service and fire prevention activities.

Students:

Limited spaces are available each quarter for Volunteers wishing to attend college to obtain fire service-related training. The District will pay part or all of tuition and materials in return for the student signing a contract agreeing to maintain grades of "C" or better and to be assigned to a duty shift where the student will work at the Fire District when not at class. Call Fire District 5 if you are interested in this program.

Volunteering