Resident Firefighters

The purpose of this program is to provide training and on the job experience to persons interested in a career in the fire service.

Resident firefighter position qualifications:

All applicants shall be certified to the levels listed below. These levels are the minimum standards required to be Resident firefighter for the Placer County Fire Department.

  1. First Responder Medical
  2. CAL FIRE Firefighter I, or State Fire Marshal Firefighter I.
  3. Hazardous Materials First Responder (operational).
  4. Blood Borne Pathogens Awareness.
  5. Valid California Driver’s License with proof of insurance.

Other Qualifications

  • All Residents must be at least 18 years of age and in good health.
  • Residents must be at least 21 years of age, have a Class B license and be checked off by the Battalion Resident Coordinator and Battalion Chief to drive Placer County Fire Department apparatus and support vehicles.
  • Residents must be at least 18 years of age and have a Class C license to drive. Placer County Fire Department pickups and sedans. 
  • Resident firefighters must maintain the certification levels required above to meet the minimum standards. Failure to do so is grounds for dismissal.
  • Certified training courses will be conducted within the Unit. These courses will be made available to residents on a space available prioritized basis. Residents will be responsible for paying the course cost and providing their own transportation to and from the class site.
  • There will be company training in the battalions monthly. This is required training for Resident firefighters. The same subject will be taught by the battalions each month, but on different dates. This will enable Resident firefighters to make up the required training at the battalion they are assigned, if they miss it. Failure to make required training could be grounds for dismissal. Station Managers may excuse Residents from required training only if they are able to provide a make-up course at the station level.
  • The Resident firefighter will provide their own work uniform. The work uniform is the same as the current CA Fire work uniform. See additional under performance and conduct agreement.