Firefighters responded to a call for mutual aid for a vegetation fire at Southbound Highway 1 and Wilson Hill Road.
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 200 block of Webster Street.
Friday, June 24th, 2022
Firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 300 block of Kuck Lane.
Friday, June 24th, 2022
Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 101 South.
Joining Our Team

Accepting applications now!     (click on link to download the application form)

A little about joining our dynamic team......

Volunteer Firefighters assist the community by providing support with emergency and non-emergency services.

Our volunteers are fully trained and certified to manage a variety of emergencies: structure and wildland fires, vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and hazardous materials incidents. Our Volunteers also perform rescue duties during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and mudslides. Volunteer Firefighters receive ongoing training in the latest emergency response techniques and technology.  Responses to medical emergencies constitutes the majority of our emergency responses.

Our Volunteer Firefighters operate and maintain the fire station’s firefighting equipment, and keep the station ready to react to any emergency situation in the community it serves. In addition to assigned hours at the station, Volunteer Firefighters are on call for emergency response 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round.  Wilmar Firefighters respond to over 350 calls each year including responses to structure, wildland, and vehicle fires as well as medical emergencies and public assistance calls.  Medical emergencies account for 80% of our emergency calls.

In addition, special non-emergency volunteer positions are available such as administrative support, mechanic and fundraiser support.

When a fire blazes or disaster threatens, Volunteer Firefighters answer the call. Do you have what it takes to meet the challenge?

What do Volunteer Firefighters do?

Under the direction of the Fire Chief, Volunteer Firefighters take on a diverse range of assignments, including:

  • Perform modern fire suppression operations locally, regionally, and across the State.
  • Provide emergency medical care, for trauma and medical emergencies.
  • Rescue trapped victims.
  • Attend regularly scheduled training classes and drills.
  • Drive and operate fire apparatus and maintain appropriate driver's license requirements.
  • Perform routine non-emergency tasks, including cleaning and maintenance of the fire station and its equipment.
  • Project a positive image to the public as a representative of the county fire service.
  • Encourage public support for fire suppression and prevention.

What are the qualifications for Volunteer Firefighters?

To be considered as a Volunteer Firefighter candidate, you must:

Step up into the Firetruck
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Live in the Wilmar area or West Petaluma.
  • Possess a valid California Class C driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Pass a "LiveScan" criminal background check.
  • Possess no medical or physical disabilities that might impede your ability to perform firefighting and rescue functions (assessed by a pre-hire physical exam).
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency situations at all hours of the day and night.
  • Attend weekly Tuesday evening training.
  • Think clearly and decisively in stressful situations.
  • Carry out complex directions.
  • Work in hazardous and unfamiliar situations.
  • Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time, often in extreme weather conditions.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Be able to pull 100 pounds of dead weight at a distance of 50 feet.
  • Meet and maintain the physical standards required for fire and rescue work.
  • Learn modern fire suppression techniques.
  • Learn First-Aid and CPR techniques.
  • Communicate effectively with the public, personnel from other agencies, and other volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

For more information about our Volunteer Firefighter positions contact us at 707-765-1995 or via email at

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