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Paid Call Firefighter

Paid Call Program 

In addtion to full-time firefighting personnel, Orange Cove Fire District also utilizes a staff of Paid Call Firefighters on an as-needed bases to increase and supplement staffing when community needs require. Paid Call Firefightes work under the leadership of full-time firefighting personel and receive on-going training to meet and maintain established minimum standards of training and emergency responce. 

Paid Call Firefighters provide fire protection, emergency medical service, hazardous materials responses and other services. Each individual should take pride in the services they provide to their community and should strive to perform at the highest level of proficiency and professionalism.

Abilities, Education & Minimum Requirements 

Effective communication skills, situational awareness of personal safety and the safety of others, and professionalism both on and off the job, are requirements of individuals who seek any level of employment with Orange Cove Fire Protection District, including Paid Call Firefighters. Candidates applying for the District’s Paid Call Firefighter Program must meet additional minimum requirements, including: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License and pass an "insurability" check by the District's insurance carrier. 
  • Copy of current Driving Record issued by CA DMV- available online at CA DMV.
  • Successful completion of a District approved Fire Academy.
  • Must live within District or close proximity.
  • Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma.
  • Must pass a District-provided medical physical exam including a drug screening and background investigation.
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