We appreciate your interest in being a volunteer with West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. We want all of our potential volunteers to have a good understanding of our district requirements for volunteers; these requirements are put into place to ensure the safety of our volunteer and career staff as well as those in the community that we serve.
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is an ever evolving volunteer fire department that is supported by career firefighters. We are offering opportunities in clerical service, public education, emergency medical care and fire suppression.
We are currently accepting volunteer applicants who complete an internal physical ability test OR have a Valid CPAT card less than 2 years old and must pass a written test and oral board interview. Those individuals applying for lateral or resident positions must have completed an accredited fire academy and have their Washington State EMT and is in good standing with their required medical education hours up to date.
Our policy requires that you have a good driving record and pass a criminal background check. Please review the standards noted in the application. If you believe you meet these standards, please complete the application and the history forms and return them to us. We will send for the Driver’s Abstract and Criminal History reports and contact you after reviewing your application and background information.
Once you have completed training you will be assigned to shift at one of our stations in Grand Mound, Maytown, Rochester or Littlerock (based completely on district needs). You will participate in community events and attend regular training. You will be expected to respond to emergency calls and assist in maintaining our apparatus, equipment and stations.
Shifts are every nine days. Weeknight shifts begin at 6:30pm and go until 6:30am. Weekend shifts are 24 hours; they begin at 7:30am on Saturday or Sunday morning and continue until 7:30am on Sunday or Monday morning (respectively). Once you are assigned to a shift, you are required to be there, if you can’t make it then you are responsible to find a replacement and notify the officer in charge.
If you meet the above requirements, please download and complete the application and return it to our headquarter station at:
You may take a sample written test to help you prepare here.
Applications can be mailed to or delivered:
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
10828 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512
Attn: Lt. Lanette Dyer
You may call or email Lt. Lanette Dyer at 360.352.1614 with questions regarding requirements or your application.