Depoe Bay Fire District
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Become a Shift Volunteer Firefighter with
Depoe Bay Fire District

The Depoe Bay Fire District is seeking motivated, skilled and professional members to become part of our team. You do not need to work or reside with our district to join as a Shift Volunteer.  Our mission is to enhance the level of EMS, technical & suppression response and to provide supervision to all members during your “Tour”. By becoming a shift firefighter, you will be acting as an important part of the team for the Depoe Bay Fire District which extends from South from the Siletz Bay 14 miles to Otter Rock. The District is approximately 33 square miles and has an annual call volume of 800+. Summertime brings a significant increase in the amount of people into Depoe Bay, especially during the weekends. We experience a large number of MVA’s on Highway 101, and are often called for incidents involving boaters and swimmers. These positions function as a member of an engine company and may have occasional weekend, nightly training and or meetings. This is a unique chance to work a shift at the coast and receive a stipend. Please consider this a low commitment, high impact position.

Traditionally volunteer and combination districts try to cover a variable with a variable. Meaning the emergency calls that we receive with personnel that may or may not be around at any given time. By design, this can never be a guaranteed form of coverage. The Depoe Bay Fire District believes we will cover a constant with a constant which is 24 hours a day 365 days per year coverage with a four person engine crew.

A home burns the same at 0300 as it does at 1500, thus we do not require different standards of coverage based on the time of the call. Time would only be a valid variable if we were discussing how many companies we need. In our case we need one engine crew 24 hours a day that can mitigate most emergencies our customers expect us to mitigate.



Our goal is a four person engine crew is the most versatile single company crew we can use. While a three person crew limits the usability of the crew by not allowing a crew to split. A four person crew can be split into two crews and still maintain a buddy system.

All candidates must pass a Depoe Bay Fire District Physical Abilities test or submit a valid CPAT certification with an application.

Effective July 2019 - Due to the competitive nature of this position, the minimum requirements to enter the Shift Volunteer Firefighter Program are: 

• 1 Year of verified Firefighting experience.

• NFPA Firefighter 1 Certification (DPSST).

• Emergency Medical Technician (Oregon), plus valid BLS-CPR Certificate.

• Valid Oregon Driver’s License and must be insurable by the district’s insurance policy. 

• NIMS 100/200/IS700/IS800 Certification


To enter the program as an Engineer the candidate must additionally have:

• NFPA Pumper Operator (DPSST) with one year experience as an Engineer or Driver in another organization.


Desired qualifications include:

• Oregon EMT Advanced or Paramedic

• Rope Rescue experience

• Water Rescue experience



To apply: Email Assistant Fire Chief, Bryan Daniels




2019 Incidents
Fire Medical Other
Jan 1 50 22
Feb 2 39 22
Mar 6 57 32
Apr 2 30 29
May 3 40 26
Jun 1 50 33
Jul 4 52 29
Aug 2 37 42
Total 21 355 235

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 1 38 14
Feb 0 31 15
Mar 2 46 17
Apr 1 39 20
May 0 44 24
Jun 3 40 17
Jul 3 46 31
Aug 8 44 28
Sep 0 56 19
Oct 0 49 21
Nov 2 42 21
Dec 4 43 34
Total 24 518 261

Past Incidents
Fire EMS Other
2017 16 494 300
2016 9 531 254
2015 30 462 237
2014 16 414 206
2013 11 409 180
2012 21 439 194
2011 30 421 152
2010 5 349 183
2009 25 375 174

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