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Out-of-District Volunteers

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      Cannon Beach Fire District is a combination department utilizing both Career and Paid-on-Call Volunteers (POCV) to provide the needed services to the community. We call our Volunteer personnel Paid-on-Call Volunteers because they are compensated a modest wage for the hours they spend training, on alarms and special functions. Anyone can be a POCV for the Cannon Beach Fire District provided they meet the minimum qualifications. People who do not live in the Cannon Beach Fire District can be a POCV. If you do not live in the Fire District you must provide 24-hour duty shift coverage per pay period. These duty shifts may be done in one 24- hour shift, three 8- hour shifts, four 6-hour shifts, or variation of the two.

      Whenever firefighters are called to emergencies, they can be placed in situations that threaten the safety and lives of themselves, their fellow firefighters and members of the public. The ability to exercise good judgment and/or react quickly is important to anyone responding to emergencies. POCV’s, like any other member, must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Cannon Beach Fire District. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • Have a valid and insurable driver’s license. 
  • High school diploma or an equivalent G.E.D certification.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screen and physical abilities test.
  • Good physical condition
  • Possess qualities necessary to perform team tasks 
  • Ability to perform tasks in confined spaces 
  • Members at this classification must, by virtue of their professional background, experiences, accomplishments and perspectives, be compatible with the organizational culture and climate of the Cannon Beach Fire District. 

Volunteer Requirements

      All individuals must maintain a minimum of 60-hours of training a year and 10% of calls. The Fire District provides 2 to 3 hours of training a week and it is important to our operation that members attend these training sessions. The Fire District also understands family demands, flexing work schedules, seasonal work, and vacations can make it difficult to attend training sessions. The Fire District wants each member to maintain the competencies of the position they hold and be active within their assigned station.

      It is the POCV responsibility to notify their Company Officer of any change in your personal schedule preventing you from attending drill nights and/or alarms.

Out-of-District volunteers will maintain the 60/10 policy which will require shift work. 1% credit will be given for every 24 hours of staffing. Shifts must be done in minimum 6 hours blocks. 

Prospective Volunteer Firefighter Handbook.pdf

Are You Ready to Begin a New and Exciting Chapter to Your Life?

Fill out the application below and email to:

  • Shaunna White at or
  • drop it off at the station at 188 E. Sunset Blvd. Cannon Beach OR, 97110
Step 1-Volunteer Application(Fillable).pdf

Or pick up an application at the station at: 188 E, Sunset Blvd. Cannon Beach OR, 97110


*Please Note: Fire Academys start in May 7 and September. Applications for Fire Corps will be accepted year around.

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