How to Volunteer

Applicants for Red Lodge Fire Rescue volunteer staff must be 18 years or older and should be in good physical and mental health. The applicant must possess a current Montana driver's license, have a good driving record, and may not have a criminal record.

Applicants often ask, "Will I be required to respond to every call or be available 24 hours a day?"

The answer is no. We strive to work around your availability and needs and appreciate all service hours dedicated to our organization.  Each division a minimum requirement for service, plus training required to remain a member in good standing.  

How Do I Apply?

Each division has a recruitment drive that begins in approximately October of each calendar year.  Applicants with no prior experience are encouraged to apply during those recruitment drives. Experienced or certified applicants can be considered throughout the year. 

First, fill out an Application. It is important that all information requested on the application be completed in detail. Next, have it notarized, and drop it off at the station.

Your application will be reviewed us.  When the active recruitment period opens in the fall, you will receive a notification to schedule an interview with representatives from the division you are applying to. This interview process is important step to make sure that your understanding of our service matches what we actually do - please bring any questions that you might have.

If your application and interview go well, you will be required to undergo a background check before your final approval. 

How Will I Be Trained?

As a volunteer of Red Lodge Fire Rescue, ample opportunities will be provided to you for both in-house and external training. Each division has specific recruit academy and requirements for job proficiency, and these training sessions will be a mixture of lecture, practical instruction, hands-on skills, and self study.  As you progress in your division specific skills we will continue to provide advance training to make sure your needs are met. For additional details on the of types of training that are offered feel free to contact us today.

Fire: Tim Ryan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMS: Christina Rasanen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SAR: Jon Trapp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support: Aaron McDowell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.