Volunteer Division

The East Pierce Volunteer Firefighters host an annual Easter Egg Hunt in South Prairie.THE COMMUNITY AND THE DEPARTMENT have set very high standards that must be met by our volunteers. Our program is designed to improve service to the citizens of East Pierce Fire and Rescue, while providing an opportunity for those that want to give back to their community and/or gain additional training and experience for a future career in the fire service.

Volunteers are on call to respond to a wide array of emergencies including fires, medical incidents, vehicle collisions, water rescue and natural disasters. They also respond to "general alarms" when on-duty firefighters are responding to multiple calls or a major incident. Besides responding to emergencies, we rely on our volunteers to participate in a variety of public education events and services.

The volunteer program offers opportune training for those interested in making a career of the fire service. Over the years, East Pierce Fire and Rescue has hired many of our volunteers as career firefighters. We typically recruit volunteers on an annual basis, depending on the needs of the department. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Not currently accepting applications.


Typical Volunteer Eligibility Requirements:East Pierce volunteer recruits must attend a fire academy before being able to fight fires.

  • At least 18 years of age by date of application
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License with an acceptable driving record
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Reside within the jurisdictional boundaries of the district
  • Ability to pass background, medical, physical, and psychological requirements       


Interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter?

Thanks for your interest in East Pierce Fire and Rescue. If you would like to be added to our email contact list for future volunteer opportunities please contact Tanya Lynch or visit our website regularly for opportunities. For information on the volunteer program and expectations, please review the Volunteer Manual (PDF).


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