Thank you for considering joining the Mattawa Fire Department …

We welcome your interest and hope that this website will answer any questions that you may have, as well as inform you of what it takes to become a volunteer firefighter.

We, as members of the Mattawa Fire Department, are proud of our community and the services that we provide. We are committed to training to prepare you to provide safe, effective and efficient emergency assistance to all people in different situations in the community. New recruits are very welcome. We are committed to safely train and prepare you to be a vital part of our protection efforts. Most of our training is done in house by the training officer or designated captain. Our training is based on the firefighter’s curriculum from the Fire College.

Not everybody can be a volunteer firefighter! Volunteers, both male and female, in Emergency Services are quite different from other volunteer groups that you may be familiar with. We deal with dangerous situations, life-threatening incidents, and complex equipment as we offer and promote a standard of protection. We are then responsible ethically and legally to provide it. The level of commitment and dedication needed for Emergency Services goes far beyond a typical volunteer attitude.

As you review the additional information on our website and consider being part of Emergency Services in our community, please feel free to speak with any fire department member. You may also wish to attend a weekly meeting to get a feel for who we are and what we do!

Start here to get an idea of expectations on new recruits …

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Mattawa Fire Department, complete and submit the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you!