The Rio Vista Fire Department uses Volunteer/Reserves to augment the on duty staff and are an essential member of the emergency response team. The department provides continual training in both fire and EMS and provides uniforms and all necessary personal protective equipment, (PPE). The Department is currently authorized to have a maximum of 30 personnel comprising the Volunteer/Reserves and the breakdown is 12 Volunteers and 18 Reserves. We are accepting applications for both positions and hold interviews quarterly. If all of the positions are filled we will establish a waiting list for those who have passed the initial interview process. All Vounteers/Reserves have a 1 year probation period and are required to complete the probationary training manual (Red Book) during that time. Upon completion of both of these milestones Volunteer/Reserves will be presented their firefighter badge.
Volunteer Firefighter Requirements:
To be a volunteer you must live within 12 air miles of Rio Vista City Hall, be18 years of age, posses a California Class C Drivers License, pass a life scan, and a physical exam. Volunteers are required to work one 12 hour shift a month, and attend 2 drills, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Volunteers are also required to attend a mini fire academy, which is scheduled for 6 Saturdays following the appointment.
Reserve Firefighter Requirement:
To be considered for a Reserve Firefighter you must have completed a Firefighter 1 Academy, or be a Firefighter 1, possess a EMT-D certificate, be 18 years of age, posses a California Class C Driver License, pass a life scan and physical exam. Reserves are required to work 3 twenty four hour shifts a month, and attend 2 drills, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Reserves are required to attend a mini fire academy, which is scheduled for 6 Saturdays following the appointment. There is no residency requirements to become a Reserve Firefighter.If you have an interest in applying for either of these positions you can obtain an application from the forms and downloads section on the city homepage or pick up an application at City Hall located at One Main Street in Rio Vista.
After receiving your application you will be notified of the next interview process. The department has a "Ride Along" program and encourages anyone who wants to know about the Volunteer/Reserves to call and make an appointments to take advantage of it.