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Volunteer Opportunities

Columbia River fire & Rescue is a combination system. This means we have both volunteer and career personnel providing fire and rescue services for the Citizens of our Fire District.  Columbia River Fire & Rescue provides services to over 27,000 citizens in 185 square miles.


Seven fire stations are strategically located throughout the combined District.  An Administration Office, Joint Maintenance Facility and the Lee Broadbent Training Center are also located within the District.


Columbia River Fire & Rescue needs more volunteer firefighters to help protect our homes, neighborhoods, and communities.  As a volunteer firefighter, you'll learn invaluable skills while serving your community and making a positive impact on those around you.


We appreciate and honor our volunteers every chance we get.  Columbia River Fire & Rescue provides our volunteers with:

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Workers Compensation Coverage

  • Retirement & Liability Coverage

  • Live In/Internship Opportunities 

  • Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)

  • Income Stipends

  • Childcare Reimbursement Program

  • Firefighter Fitness Center

  • ​Training Opportunities (DPSST, National Fire Academy, etc.)

  • Community Involvement

  • Other fun and rewarding recognition events


​If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information, please call our office at 503-397-2990.  We are always accepting applications for volunteers so please download an application using the link below. Applications for the next academy are due no later than December 31, 2023. 

We created a video that shows what our CPAT/Firefighter Physical Ability looks like. Click the YouTube Link ------------>


The Fire Fighter Physical Ability Test is a timed test divided into 5 tasks. The Firefighter will be wearing a turnout coat, SCBA, safety glasses, gloves and helmet which can weigh up to 60 pounds. These tasks are performed beginning with task #1 through task #5 without stopping. Each member will be required to take this test to successfully go through our academy.

Career Opportunities

Columbia River Fire & Rescue is an equal opportunity employer and a member of the Columbia River Fire & Rescue Civil Service System.  


CRF&R follows the Civil Service System for all career hiring opportunities, and we utilize National Testing Network.

For more information, please click their Logo:

National Testing Network

Firefighter/Paramedic (Click Below for Information)

Firefighter/EMT (Click Below for Information)

EMS Only Position (Click Below for Information)

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