The City of Hillsboro has a long and proud history of Volunteer Fire fighters dating back to 1881. Today as the needs of our community have changed so has our department.
Today the department is a combination of Career and Volunteer Firefighters/EMTs.
Working together to respond to the needs of the citizens of Hillsboro Oregon.

WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING A HILLSBORO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER?
Volunteer Firefighters perform most of the same work as the career firefighters do.
The Volunteers are "on call" 24hrs a day subject to recall at a moments notice.
When paged to respond they may be asked to perform under adverse working conditions.
The types of calls range from auto accidents to fires of all types, Emergency medical services to requests for general assistance.
We are a full service department. The calls can last from just a few moments to long hours.
Volunteers must live or work within the city of Hillsboro and the first response area covered by there assigned station.

Members are required to attend classes and drills. Drills are every Thursday night at 7pm.

************************************************************************

We are located at Station 6 Cherry Lane
21880 NW Cherry Lane
Hillsboro, OR 97124

************************************************************************


Further information can be obtained by stopping by the station on Thursday nights, or e-mailing the station. *(see contact tab above)
Drills cover all areas of the Fire service. Members are expected to obtain NFPA Firefighter 1 within the first year of service.
Members are required to become State of Oregon EMT's.

HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING?
Recruit training is 6 months long, During that time the recruit will learn all the basic skills, ranging from use of use of small hand tools to power equipment to fire behavior.

They will learn ropes & knots, use of ground ladders, fire hose and hose streams.
They will learn fire control and search & rescue. And the list goes on. All of the training is based on NFPA firefighter level 1 skills.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY AND VISIT WITH US.

Here is more information on becoming a Volunteer Fire Fighter...

Video 1 - Why become a Volunteer Fire Fighter

Video 2 - How to become a Volunteer Fire Fighter

PDF File of steps to being a Volunteer Fire Fighter

Hillsboro Fire Department Volunteer Application