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Posted on: February 7, 2023

The Valdez Fire Department is recruiting volunteer firefighters

2023 Firefighter 1

The Valdez Fire Department is recruiting volunteer firefighters to serve our community! Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll have! As a volunteer firefighter, you help the community and are a more visible community member. Your work in the community directly impacts the people you know and work with daily, giving your work a stronger sense of purpose and positively impacting those in your life.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter and learning more about the program or the application process, contact the Valdez Fire Department at 907.835.4560 or stop by Station 1 at 407 W. Pioneer Street.

Before attending the 2023 Firefighter I Academy, approved volunteers must complete the Hazardous Materials Class scheduled in March. This class is free for approved volunteers.

Hazardous Materials Class Schedule
Sunday, March 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, 9 – 5 p.m.

Volunteers must attend all Hazardous Materials classes to qualify for the Firefighter I Academy.

Valdez Fire Department will offer Firefighter Training I Academy weekly from May 8 to July 29. The class schedule is as follows: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 – 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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