It is the goal of West Benton Fire Rescue  to meet the staffing and response initiatives laid out in the 2019 Strategic Plan. One avenue to accomplish this is through the hiring of a Resident Coordinator and implementation of a Resident Firefighter program. This will provide improved response times and 24-hour staffing for the WBFR response area. Participants in this program will be rewarded with appropriate training, educational opportunities, and residential accommodations to help achieve this goal.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be 18 years of age or older
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Possess and maintain valid driver’s license and be insurable by department insurance provider
• Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
• Must be able to pass a background check
• Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the functions of a firefighter/EMT

Basic Function

The Resident Firefighter (herein referred to as Resident) is responsible for maintaining a state of readiness in order to respond to and mitigate emergency situations that WBFR responds to. A Resident will maintain a high level of professionalism while responding to emergency incidents and other WBFR related activities. Residents will be certified to the minimum training standards set forth by WBFR Training Division. Residents will appropriately follow orders of commanding officers/supervisors.

Representative Duties

• Respond to and mitigates emergencies both inside and outside of WBFR’s response area, as required
• Conducts self professionally when representing WBFR.
• Supports and carries out WBFR orders and policies.
• Attends and actively participates in training.

Resident Handbook – for additional information and qualifications, please review the Resident Handbook before applying.
Resident Firefighter Application– When applying please include copies of any relevant certifications and a copy of your driver’s license.