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The Riverside County Fire Department's Volunteer Reserve Firefighter Program provides several avenues for Volunteer's to provide emergency assistance to our community.
Volunteer Reserve Firefighters assist the Riverside County Fire Department in firefighting activities and the provision of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). They respond to alarms as members of fire crews to protect life and property using various fire apparatus, equipment, tools, and devices, while ensuring their proper use and maintenance. Volunteer Reserve Firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians, First Responders or Emergency Medical Responders (EMR). They administer varying degrees of emergency medical aid to injured people under extreme conditions involving trauma, illness, and personal tragedy.
Volunteer Reserve Mobile Emergency Operations Communications Technician
Volunteer Reserve Mobile Emergency Operations Communications Technicians assist the Riverside County Fire Department a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including but not limited to planned or unplanned response(s) as part of a Mobile Emergency Operations Center to department events and emergencies.
Volunteer Reserve Chaplain
Volunteer Reserve Chaplains assist the Riverside County Fire Department a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including but not limited to critical stress debriefings, memorial services for department staff and family members, and department and family home, hospital or other facility visitations offering support.
Volunteer Reserve Photographer
Volunteer Reserve Photographer’s assist the Riverside County Fire Department in a variety of photographic situations including department events and emergencies. Volunteer Reserve Photographer’s will also provide a variety of community services as directed by department staff.
Volunteer Reserve Water Tender Operators
Volunteer Reserve Water Tender Operators assist the department in a non-firefighter support position. This position is responsible for but not limited to driving water tender vehicles, operating water tender pumps, setting up empty portable tanks, and to supply water to fire apparatus. Provides additional water supply to suppress fires of all types including but not limited to structure, wild land, and vehicle fires. This position is not authorized to engage in direct fire suppression operations.