Non-Emergency Support

Your Orcas Island Fire & Rescue team needs volunteers in non-emergency capacities, too. Community members who feel the call to serve can participate in this rewarding work in a variety of ways.
The Auxiliary team plays a vital role in supporting Orcas Island Fire and Rescue by supplying food and beverages for firefighters and EMTs during extended emergency calls. Their support is crucial in keeping members nourished, hydrated, and working at their best during exhausting and stressful events. Auxiliary leaders carry pagers and alert the Auxiliary team when needed. The OIFR Auxiliary team may be called upon at any hour of the day and in all types of weather conditions.
Helper Program
If you’re looking for administrative support duties, we invite you to volunteer with our Helper Program. Filing and organizing never seems to be up to date, so volunteer help is always appreciated. Helpers also assist with set up and break down for public events, open houses and public education events. Volunteer hours are flexible, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Whether you’re able to volunteer several hours per week or once a month, it is appreciated.
Public Education
Individuals who volunteer with the OIFR Public Education Program assist in our efforts to inform and educate the community. Presentations, posters, pamphlets and displays may be needed for school visits or community displays.