Volunteer Firefighters have been an integral part of the fire service in North Palm Beach since its incorporation in 1956. Although initially utilized as the primary firefighting force within the Village and surrounding communities, Volunteer Firefighters now supplement a full contingent of career staff. Our volunteers serve alongside career personnel, and engage in firefighting and other duties depending upon their certification.
The purpose of the volunteer program is to provide real life experience and on-the-job training along with day-to-day operation opportunities for individuals who are actively looking for a career in the fire service.
The volunteer program with North Palm Beach provides a worthwhile experience to the community by assisting the Village's paid certified firefighters and paramedics in the prevention, control and suppression of structural fires and in response to medical emergencies and any other type of disaster.
The program provides growth and professional development to the participants. New recruits can develop their knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications necessary for when they become employed by a fire department.
Become a Volunteer Firefighter!
Each volunteer MUST complete 48 hours of ride time per month. Additional mandatory requirements include: Attend training every Tuesday night, Target Solutions and four details throughout the year.
Failure to complete any of the above requirements may be grounds for removal from the program. The volunteers meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Station.
Each candidate must possess the following qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Be 18 years of age or older
Certified Florida Firefighter II
Certified Florida EMT or Paramedic
Must possess a valid Florida Driver License
Be of good moral character
Be in good physical condition
Accepting applications (PDF)
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, contact Deputy Chief Louis Giarrusso at (561) 904-2144 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.