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Scappoose Fire District is currently looking for volunteer firefighters, EMS responders , and support members. If you want to make a difference in your community, you have come to the right place. To contact our recruiter email today for more information! 

We have three fire stations that need volunteers, (Chapman Station, Holbrook Station and Scappoose Station).

Be part of the amazing emergency response organization. Training is provided, no experience necessary, we provide all the equipment you will need and the benefits are awesome! 

Basic Requirements

Getting started with Scappoose Fire is easy ...

  • At least 18 years of age

  • No training required for new members

  • Possess a valid Oregon drivers license

  • Live within the districts boundaries, or work within the districts boundaries and be free to leave work for alarm response, or become a volunteer in one of our non-resident volunteer slots

  • Pass an oral interview, background check, and if applying for firefighter pass a physical agility test

  • Successfully complete a recruit training program which may include written and practical evaluations

  • Successfully complete an eighteen (18) month recruit probationary evaluation period

  • Attendance at monthly meetings and occasional special events

All volunteers of the Scappoose Rural Fire District become members of the Scappoose Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association after completing the required probationary period. The Scappoose Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association is a non-profit, self-governing organization, operated independently of the Fire District.



The Scappose Fire District is a full service emergency response agency. We respond to residential structure fires, commercial structure fires, automobile fires and wildland fires.

All of our firefighters have been trained and certified to respond and mitigate any fire related incident. Our firefighters go through a rigorous academy that teaches them how to perform search and rescues, fire suppression and salvage and overhaul operations. 

Emergency Medical Services


Our volunteers and staff are all locally and nationally recognized emergency medical responders.

Our responders are all CPR/AED trained at the bare minimum. Most of our responders are either Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedics. Each responder is recertified through training every two years to maintian the highest quality of care for our community.

Special Services


Our responders are cross trained to also respond to water incidents with our FB43 (Fire Boat). Additionally we respond to HazMat requests, low and high angle rescues, swift water rescues and animal rescues.

As a multi response agency, if we do not have the technical equipment or training to handle a specific emergency, we have both auto-aid and mutual aid agreements with local agencies to ensure that no matter what the scope of the problem, we will take care of you.

Prevention and Public Education


Our members ARE our community and we are always finding ways to give back to those that so generously support us. We provide multiple fire safety programs in our communities and are often in schools and businesses offering training and safety.

We hope you will come and visit us for one of our community pancake breakfasts or safety events. Bring the kids and show them the trucks and if you have questions about the district or about volunteering, we will be happy to help!

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