Many training and certification classes are offered for free at MCFR
Headquarters at night on six week cycles.
Support Level Volunteer Firefighters are trained to drive
emergency vehicles and assist career firefighters with brush
fires and exterior attacks. These volunteers take 60 hours of
entry level classes but do not enter burning buildings.
Combat Volunteer Firefighters take 220 hours of classes which
include not only the basics but also the National Fire
Protection Association Firefighting I class. These firefighters
enter burning buildings and assist career personnel with
State certified firefighters take more than 500 hours of classes
including National Fire Protection Association Firefighting I
and II. They also take additional classes in emergency medical
services. All of MCFR's full-time firefighters are EMTs or
Volunteer Incentive Programs
Volunteer firefighters are eligible to receive a $300 stipend
every three months, if they respond to 33% of station calls and
train at least 12 hours each quarter.
- Volunteer firefighters must also attend one 30-minute
meeting each month and earn positive evaluations from their
- When volunteer firefighters complete 60 hours of entry level
classes and become a "Support Level Volunteer Firefighter," they
will receive $100. Then if they take an additional 160 hours of
classes and become a "Combat Volunteer Firefighter," they will
receive an additional $150.
- When volunteer firefighters take additional certification
classes, they will receive $3 per class hour.