Fire - Volunteering
The Longmont Fire Department is actively seeking volunteers.
The majority of the work required in the fire service is ensuring that the department is ready to respond when residents need us. Your skills and talents will be used to help us behind the scenes as these are vital functions that support the Longmont Fire Department in its day-to-day operations.
Our volunteer staff is utilized in a wide variety of assignments. All volunteers are trained and supervised by a fire department staff member. Volunteers, who must be at least 18 years old, are assigned to specific areas and divisions within the department. All positions are unpaid volunteer assignments.
The volunteer application can be returned to: Longmont Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Outreach Manager, 225 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (2nd Floor - Administration).
THE LONGMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS. LONGMONT FIREFIGHTERS ARE EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF LONGMONT.
SMOKE ALARM VOLUNTEERS - Longmont Fire Services is seeking volunteers to help with contacting residents to determine the proper number of smoke alarms, to check devices, and install replacements if necessary. Teams will be accompanied by fire staff. All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour training session on June 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm. Contact with the community will be made July 15-18 and July 21-24 from 5:30pm until 8pm. All volunteers must be able to participate in at least 3 of the 8 installation dates. High school students are also encouraged to participate in this community effort. Our aim is to provide smoke alarms to those who are disadvantaged or low income so that they too will be safe. We know that many single-family, low-income homes have 1) non-existent smoke alarms 2) outdated ones 3) dead batteries in existing alarms or 4) an inadequate number of alarms to service the number of bedrooms (per current codes).
BUSINESS SELF-INSPECTION - The Longmont Fire Department is seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with the newly launched Business Self-Inspection Program. Volunteers are asked to contribute 2-4 hours a week, time negotiable. Training is provided. Candidates must be detail oriented, have great interpersonal skills, and possess a valid Colorado’s driver’s license and good driving record. Computer skills are not necessary. Volunteer applications may be obtained at www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire “Volunteering” or you can call 303.774.4440 for additional information.
- NEIGHBORHOOD/BUSINESS SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST. Reports to Safety Education Coordinator and Administrative Analyst. Provide educational support for the fire department in the areas of fire safety education, neighborhood preparedness in emergencies and natural disasters. A main focus of this position would be to address the populations that are most at-risk (elderly, special needs, Spanish Speaking only, etc.). These volunteers would encourage neighborhood residents to communicate to raise awareness to safety and self-preparedness.
- ASSISTANT TO CAR SEAT PROGRAM. Reports to Lt. in charge of Car Seat Program. Car seat inspection, 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2-7. Bilingual preferred.
- SMOKE ALARM TECHNICIAN - Basic smoke alarm installation as part of a door-to-door campaign. Spanish speaking capability preferred, but not required. Looking for outstanding customer service skills. All training will be provided.
For additional information regarding volunteer positions with the Longmont Department of Public Safety,
please contact our Public Safety Outreach Manager by email or by phone at 303 - 774 - 4440.