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:
Completed forms may be delivered to our offices by any of these means:
Scan and Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Timberline Fire Protection District, Attn: C Bondus
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 scouting access routes to a recent wildland fire in the district
Engine 58 supporting a burn out during the East Troublesome Fire in Grand Lake, CO
Flight for Life transporting a critical patient from Station 4's landing zone
The graduating class of Timberline's FF1 Academy 22-02
Lieutenant Aaron Smith monitoring burn out operations on the East Troublesome Fire
Backcountry patient movement training
Timberline Recruit Class 23-1 working on basic hose work on the last day of their Onboarding Academy