Can you fill the boots?

Today’s emergency responders do far more than put out fires or bandage wounds. Emergency responders are the first line of defense in natural and man-made disasters. They respond to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, specialized rescue situations, and a vast array of fire and emergency medical incidents.

The Griffin Fire department has initiated a recruitment campaign for individuals interested to learn how to “answer the call” and serve the Steamboat Island community and beyond.

Becoming a volunteer emergency responder can be the most rewarding experience of your life and allows you to reach out to someone at their most vulnerable time.

Griffin Fire Department is accepting applications to become a volunteer Entry Level Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Lateral Firefighter and/or EMT.

What We Do

Griffin volunteers take the opportunity to do it all. We protect lives, homes, and dreams. We teach people in our community (everyone from young children to the elderly) the rules of fire safety, so that every person can protect themselves against the dangers of fire. We provide vital life saving support to Thurston County’s Medic One system by responding to calls for emergency medical assistance.

What We Offer You

As a volunteer firefighter and/or EMT for the Griffin Fire Department, you will receive these benefits:

  • An excellent retirement pension plan (Offered through the Board of Volunteer Fire Fighters)
  • Life insurance coverage
  • On-the-job insurance coverage
  • A reimbursement plan to cover incidental expenses
  • All equipment and training provided to you, at no cost

What Does It Take?

First of all, it takes a willingness to work hard and be dedicated, to achieve and maintain the Griffin Fire Department’s standards of excellence. In addition to both written and physical qualifications, a recruit must successfully complete an extensive recruit training program to gain basic knowledge and skills, either medical or firefighting. Continuing training is required throughout the EMT or firefighters’ career to keep skills sharp. Volunteers are expected to pursue and maintain the same standards and skill levels as full-time career EMT or firefighters’ do.


Participation as a “volunteer” brings personal reward and satisfaction, raises self-esteem, and gives a tremendous sense of accomplishment for a job well done. It requires working as a team under sometimes very challenging circumstances and extraordinary situations. Assisting our community by becoming a volunteer firefighter EMT provides our citizens with a valuable service that directly impacts their lives and leaves a lasting impression.

When you become a volunteer for the Griffin Fire Department, you will: 

  • Be given responsibility and authority
  • Be part of an elite tight-knit team
  • Be trained in Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services
  • Be valued and respected by your peers, friends, and neighbors
  • Have opportunity for leadership and personal growth
  • Participate in fire and emergency decision-making
  • Save lives and property

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