Escondido, CA

EFP Volunteers seek new members

The Escondido Fire Department Support Volunteer program currently has a limited number of openings for qualified men and women to provide incident support and assist Escondido Fire in daily operational duties.

The qualifications to join are as follows. Be at least 50 years old; be able to work a minimum of 16 to 20 hours per month; be able to be on call for 24 hours on the day of your duty; be able to lift approximately 40 pounds with a partner; be able to drive at night; pass a background check including DMV and Live Scan (fingerprinting); possess a valid California driver’s license and have access to the internet for website and email.

Some of the volunteer duties involve serving the public by providing a broad range of logistic, administrative, and public education support to the department. 

Support volunteers deliver fire department inter-station mail; pick up and deliver supplies and equipment as needed; provide citizen assistance (information and directions) while at fire stations or while on duty in the assigned fire department vehicle; assist fire department personnel with information displays, presentations, and special events; and set up and maintain a respite area for firefighting personnel at fires and other extended incidents.

Training is provided to qualified applicants. This volunteer program is ideal for retired individuals interested in joining a hardworking team that shares a commitment to provide top-quality service to the Escondido community. For more information, contact Pat Benson at 760-839-5419, or visit

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