Volunteer firefighters assist full-time CAL FIRE and Madera County firefighters by staffing rehabilitation units at major incidents and cover fire stations when full time firefighters are assigned elsewhere. They participate in fire and EMS calls on an on call basis. They participate in fire and EMS related drills year round and have an active role in the Madera County Fire Department's public education program. Our volunteer firefighters give back to our community by protecting our neighbors and helping to educate fellow community members about fire and medical safety.
Yosemite Lakes Park Volunteer Fire Department offers two facets to its volunteer program, the "Core" program and the "Auxiliary" program. Core volunteers will be trained to respond to emergencies. They will attend the Madera County sponsored Firefighter I Academy; attain an EMT-Basic certification, wildland, structure, auto extrication and hazardous materials training. As well as required state and federal certifications. They participate in community events, public education, and attend bi - weekly meetings and drill activities.
Auxiliary volunteers are NON-emergency response volunteers. They work as a part of our dedicated team of professionals. Auxiliary volunteers may work once or twice a month or even a few times each year, depending on their area of interest and commitment. Duties include support to the firefighters, community service and public education, participation in community events such as fundraisers and other support events.
All auxiliary volunteers must be 18 years old, be a high school graduate or have an equivalent certificate, possess a valid California driver's license and live within the Yosemite Lakes Park, Station 10 Madera County service area.
Fire Department Open House
Each year prior to fire season, the Yosemite Lakes Volunteer Firefighters open their doors and invites everyone in for its annual Open House event. There is no better way to learn about the many services the fire department provides to its residents than to see it all first-hand. Come out to meet your Station 10 firefighters. Take a tour, see the fire engines, squad, apparatus and public safety equipment. While you are there gather valuable fire safety tips and information.