Applications for volunteer firefighters with the Glen Ellen Fire Protection District will be accepted at any time. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you may pick up an application at the fire station or download a copy here. The completed application can be dropped off at the station along with a current DMV printout of your driving record.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live or work within the Glen Ellen Fire District.
Young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 are encouraged to join the Kenwood Fire Explorer Post 31 and more information can be obtained by contacting Captain Ben Gulson at 707- 833-2042 or by email at[email protected].
Being a Firefighter
Under supervision the firefighter performs a variety of duties which include fire suppression, protecting life and property, assisting victims in medical or trauma emergencies and assisting the public during any emergency situation.
Firefighters must be prepared and learn:
search and rescue
swift water rescue
confined space rescue
hazardous materials and situations
In addition to providing service to the designated Glen Ellen area the Department also provides mutual aid to other nearby Fire Districts and when needed a strike team is sent to other areas.
Training prepares firefighters to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. Training includes:
operating and maintaining firefighting and rescue equipment
handling hose and ladders in firefighting situations
assisting in overhaul and salvage operations
performing rescue and administering first aid
cleaning and inspecting equipment after use
operating telephone and radio equipment
studying department operations' guides and regulations
The training schedule varies from bi-weekly and weekly drills, day long training sessions with other agencies and month long certification courses. Training activities are coordinated with county and state agencies to ensure compliance with relevant and legal standards.
Mass Casualty Incident
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Using local residents and high school students as victims a mass casualty incident drill was planned and executed involving not only Glen Ellen, Kenwood and Eldridge Fire Departments and Cal Fire but also the CHP and REACH.
Vehicles were placed and burned. The victims were realistically made up and tagged with injuries. And the emergency crews and equipment responded.