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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

Engine 59 during an Academy live fire session

Did you know over 80% of all fire protection in the US is provided by volunteers?

Timberline Fire Protection District is a combination agency consisting of career, part-time, and volunteer personnel. We are an all-hazards fire protection district, meaning we respond to a wide variety of emergencies ranging from structure and wildland fires, EMS calls, back country rescues, motor vehicle collisions, and, yes, even the occasional cat stuck in a tree. No two days at Timberline are alike!

Our services simply could not be provided without our volunteer members. Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to serve your community, meet new friends, and gain valuable skills. No experience is necessary to apply and we provide access to all training required to become a certified Firefighter/EMT in the state of Colorado! Whether you're looking to turn firefighting into a career, are just looking to help out your neighbors, or anything in between, we have a membership program for you.

Flexibility has always been a hallmark of Timberline's volunteer programs. We understand that everyone has commitments outside of fire and we're proud to go to great lengths to accommodate this while still providing professional 24/7 response to our incredible community.

Interested in applying?

Complete the volunteer application packet and submit with a valid copy of your drivers license:

Timberline Fire Volunteer Application

Completed forms may be delivered to our offices by any of these means:

Scan and Email -

Mail: Timberline Fire Protection District, Attn: K Schneider
660 Highway 46
Black Hawk, CO 80422

We accept applications year-round, with biannual interview/onboarding processes in January and July of each year. Once your application is received it will be reviewed. If approved, you will be contacted for the next steps to get you involved in the organization and start your journey developing into one of the nation's premier emergency responders.

Timberline Firefighters On the Job

UTV-2 finding access for a reccent wildland fire

UTV-2 scouting access routes to a recent wildland fire in the district

Engine 58 on during a burn out operation on the East Troublesome Fire

Engine 58 supporting a burn out during the East Troublesome Fire in Grand Lake, CO

Flight for life taking off from Station 4

Flight for Life transporting a critical patient from Station 4's landing zone

The graduating class of Academy 22-02

The graduating class of Timberline's FF1 Academy 22-02

Lt Aaron Smith on night shift during the East Troublesome Fire

Lieutenant Aaron Smith monitoring burn out operations on the East Troublesome Fire

Backcountry Rescue Training

Backcountry patient movement training

Recruit Class 2023-1 leanring basic hose work

Timberline Recruit Class 23-1 working on basic hose work on the last day of their Onboarding Academy