The City of Palm Coast and Palm Coast Fire Department embraces the spirit and history of the fire service as a combination fire department which integrates volunteer members alongside full-time career firefighters to help protect our community.
The Department handles approximately 25 emergency calls per day serviced from five (5) fire stations. To keep up with an ever-increasing call volume, the Department depends on the vital assistance of volunteers. The fire department has the following volunteer opportunities available:
• Firefighters – This program allows for experienced and non-experienced personnel to experience, in a safe manner, the work involved in the prevention and suppression of fires. Firefighters are responsible for responding to emergency situations and assisting in the control and resolution of the situation.
• Fire Police – This program provides vital protection for emergency workers operating on or near the roadway, such as during vehicle fires and vehicle accidents. Fire police direct and calm traffic to maintain a safe area around the emergency scene. Fire police also provide safety for fire apparatus and hoses working at fires in residential areas.
• Associate members – This program affords the citizens of our community the ability to contribute their talents and services to further the work of the Department. Many tasks include administrative duties, public education, and more.
• Firefighter Intern – This program provides a path from volunteer to career firefighter positions. Through the program, interns receive training, participate in "ride alongs" with career staff, and begin to form a path into the career fire service. This program requires the candidate to commit to learning the skills necessary to become a career firefighter. It is expected that the candidate will enroll in the required educational programs to become a firefighter/EMT or Paramedic while volunteering. In return, the City will give employment preference to those that are participating in this program over other, external applicants.
The Palm Coast Volunteer Fire, Inc., a not for profit membership corporation, has a Federal 501-C-3 tax exempt status. It was established to provide Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters with leadership, volunteer representation and training to support many of its community programs and needs. The future focus of the Palm Coast Volunteers will be to enhance the training of its members and continue the support of providing that protection to our neighbors and to serve as a vital part of any community.Get Started Today