Smokey the Bear Wants You: To Become a Volunteer Firefighter

FirefighterSeeking a volunteer position that will help benefit our community? Look no further, because the Corvallis Fire Department is accepting volunteers for three different positions, all in possession of their own level of time commitment and intensity.

The application deadline for applying is Friday, July 1, followed by a physical ability test on Saturday, July 9. Once that is complete, applicants will attend an intensive 10-day academy from Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18

, giving university students enough time to complete the academy and still attend school in the fall uninterrupted.

Any application submitted after July 1 will be counted towards the fire department’s next recruitment. Firefighting is an incredibly challenging but equally rewarding task. If you have ever thought about it, now is the time to stop thinking and start training!

Submit applications to, or go in person to Human Resources at City Hall, 501 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. For additional information, call 541-766-6961.

By Kelsey Murray