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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

LWFR is a full service Fire, EMS, and Rescue department and is made up of a group of dedicated volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. These well-trained individuals give their time and energy to keep our community safe. Member meet several times per month to train, learn, and prepare for any emergency.

What Does a Volunteer Firefighter Do?

  • Respond to emergency incidents, e.g. medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, structure fires, brush fires, and rescues

  • Maintain a positive image for the Fire District while interacting with the community

  • Interact with the community to educate on  fire safety

  • Attend regular training


Initial Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Live in the Lake Wenatchee, Plain, or Merritt communities (some exceptions allowed)

  • Have a valid drivers license

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Able to commit time for reoccurring training, community events, and call response

  • Help with department functions


Benefits of Joining Our Team

  • Opportunity to serve the community and help someone on their hardest day

  • A supportive team atmosphere with excellent people and cutting edge equipment

  • Training in firefighting (both structural and wildland), emergency medical services, and rescue operations

  • Fun public engagement and outreach events

LWFR accepts applications on an ongoing basis. You can either complete the application linked below or reach out to our Recruitment and Retention Officer Danny Bacheldor.

Danny Bacheldor

Recruitment and Retention Officer


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