Volunteer Program

Fire trucks outside of station

Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer Firefighters are a dedicated group of individuals who support the community and full time Firefighter/Paramedics and EMTs in their efforts in "Serving our Community, Saving Lives and Protecting Property" for the citizens of Anacortes and Western Skagit County.

New Volunteers

New Volunteers must first be trained before placed in service. They may attend a fire training academy where they will become a certified firefighter with the State of Washington. Upon completion, the Department will provide an in-depth orientation about the Department and our community emergency response system. Regular and ongoing training is offered to ensure that Volunteers sustain the skill level required to perform the duties.

Emergency Medical Technician

The majority Anacortes Fire Department calls are medical emergencies. Volunteers are encouraged to become an Emergency Medical Technician too. If you are already a certified E.M.T. with the State of Washington, join our team and put your skills to work. 

Approved Washington State Paramedic Education Programs

EMT Certification Requirements

Volunteers Needed

The Department has vacancies for Volunteer Firefighters and accepts applications year round. Firefighter academies are offered occasionally and you will be scheduled to attend one as soon as is practical. If you can invest the time in your community, please submit an application to the Fire Department Administration Office at 1016 13th Street. Your application will be evaluated and a CPAT and interview will be administered to score your capacity to meet the demands.