The Intern program was established to assist people considering a career in either the fire or emergency medical field, to experience life in a fire department, including daily housework, emergency response, public education, and other aspects, while continuing their education.
Do I Qualify?
Interns are required to be 18 years or older, show proof of successful completion of a Recruit Academy, possess and provide a copy of a valid drivers license, high school diploma or GED, 5-year driving abstract, currently attending a post secondary education program that is approved by C2FR and complete routine volunteer entry requirements. Successful Intern applicants will be contacted to determine their availability.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Q) Is this a job?
A) No, this is a volunteer position for which you are reimbursed through a point system.
Q) How much time must I commit to the program?
A) Once you are accepted into the program, you must participate a minimum of eight 24-hour shifts per month as an Intern, during which time you are allowed to pre-arrange leave time to attend school. You may also accumulate points by serving as a member of C2FR with a volunteer station or special assignment.
Q) Can I receive college credit for my participation?
A) Yes, you must pre-arrange this with your college advisor who will contact us or send for pre-approval documentation of what is expected of both you and the department.
Q) Does C2FR pay for my schooling?
A) The purpose of the point system is to assist with school costs while providing you an opportunity to experience hands-on knowledge and skills you're learning.
Q) What if I have class or a job?
A) The Intern Program is designed to assist the person attending school. Persons taking classes need to pre-arrange leaving for school with their Company Officer. Work schedules are expected to be worked around your regularly scheduled shift.
How do I Apply?
Fill out an application and return it to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Attn: Janey Gregory, 701 Vine Street, Kelso WA 98626 during the application entry process. For questions or more information, contact Janey Gregory at 360.575.6290.