East Valley Fire Department
Are you making a difference in your life? You can in others! Become a volunteer firefighter.
It's a great way to do something important for your community, and for yourself.
If you have a desire to help others,
please contact us and see what being a volunteer is all about.
Please contact Training Coordinator Tyler Abhold the East Valley Fire Department 457-8615.
Or come in and see us at 2003 Beaudry Rd, Yakima WA.
Must live in the fire district, be 18 yrs old, completed High School, and provide copy of Diploma or GED to apply.
People like Holly, a barista in Lynden, Washington who witnessed a car accident one day and thought, “How can I help? I need to know what to do in these situations.” That moment of truth led to a fulfilling role as a volunteer EMT/firefighter in her community.
“I don’t think most people understand that the majority of individuals showing up at their neighbors’ house to help are doing so freely, of their own will—only because they care.”
For Holly, who already had a good job in a pleasant town, volunteering for her local fire department has given her life new meaning and purpose.
Or like Rod and Ron, both volunteer firefighters and EMTs in rural Yelm, 20 min. from larger, better equipped cities. That time difference can make the all the difference, when they responded to a call from a pregnant woman going into early labor.
Arriving at the woman's home they made her comfortable on the kitchen floor, and things happened fast-Rod noticed the baby's head crowning, and a few minutes later the EMTs helped deliver a healthy baby boy named Lucas.
"It could be you tomorrow," the mother said. "I never thought I'd be calling 911. I'm so grateful there's somebody like that out there, who can help, volunteering where we need them."