Rescue Systems III bridges the training gap between the California State Fire Training Rescue Systems 2 Advanced Rescue Skills course and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Structural Collapse Technician course. Key topics include: powder actuated tools, pneumatic shores, additional tools and techniques for breaking and breaching, cutting a tensioned cable, and the “O” course.HOW TO […]
Calaveras County Volunteer Firefighters
Calaveras County consists of 10 volunteer fire departments:
- Angles Camp
- Central Fire
- Ebbetts Pass
- Calaveras Consolidated Fire
- Mokelumne Hill
- Murphys Fire
- San Andreas
- West Point Fire
The CCFCA fire agencies are located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 188 miles east of San Francisco and 135 miles west of Lake Tahoe in California. Found midway on State Highway 49, between Sacramento and Yosemite, Calaveras County links the two towns of the California Gold Country. With an average of 6,000 fire and emergency service calls a year, our 11 fire districts serve a rural area of 45,578 people. We provide fire protection and rescue service to 1,020 square miles of rural area. Our 11 volunteer agencies respond to structure fires, wild land fires, medical emergencies, water rescue, technical rope rescue, hazardous materials spills, public service assistance calls and other emergencies. The Calaveras County Fire Agencies protects an area that is 66% rural wild land, 21% residential, and 3% commercial, including Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a preserve of Giant Sequoia trees, located in the county several miles east of the town of Arnold.
Calaveras County Volunteer Firefighter Selection Criteria
Below is a list of the selection criteria each department requires in order to consider an application for volunteer firefighter. Read the criteria and make sure that you qualify, then click the Apply button to complete your application online.