After passing the academy skills test, recruits’ transition into probationary firefighters for a minimum of six-months.
During this time, they respond to calls within the district, build their skills, understand mutual aid response, learn equipment location, and apply equipment usage. At the end of the six-months, Recruits will retest to become full fledge firefighters and where they earn their yellow helmet, along with the admiration of community and firefighting team.
To transition from Probationary status to Firefighter, a minimum level of Emergency Medical Response (EMR) certification is required. Additional certifications can be pursued including but not limited to advance firefighting skills, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Driver, Aerial Operator, Wildland Firefighter, Engineer, Surf Rescue, and Rope Rescue.
Class 20-1 Academy Graduation 8-26-20