Volunteer Firefighting

Volunteer firefighters within our community have an indispensable role in responding to a wide range of situations. This encompasses everything from emergencies that present an immediate danger to life or property to more routine requests for assistance or information from citizens. Regardless of the time of day, these firefighters are called upon to perform various duties, including fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, emergency standby, training, and public education.

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The volunteer firefighter application is available online and is processed by the Napa County Fire Department. For additional information, accommodations, and/or if you would like to request a physical copy, please email the Napa County Fire Department

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid California State Driver's License
  • Pass a background check
  • Reside within Napa County
  • Possess and maintain physical conditioning necessary to perform efficiently in emergency situations; meet medical and physical agility standards as established
  • Be capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow firefighters, career staff, and the general public; respond readily to directives and work effectively as a team player

Training Requirement 

Once you become a volunteer, you will attend the 144-hour Napa County Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter Academy, a six-week academy hosted over four months at the Napa County Training Grounds.

Once your initial training is complete, you will be responsible for attending 2 four-hour monthly drills at your volunteer station, maintaining currency in the following state and federal-mandated classes.

  1. Hazardous Materials Operational Awareness
  2. Confined Space Awareness
  3. 12 hours per year of Emergency Medical System Continuing Education credits. 
  4. AHA Basic Life Support CPR
  5. IS-100 Intro to the Incident Command System
  6. IS-200 Basic ICS for Initial Response
  7. IS-700 National Incident Management System
  8. NWCG S-130
  9. NWCG S-131
  10. NWCG l-190
  11. Defensive Driving Certificate 
  12. Equal Employment Opportunity Training 


“Working together for your safety: Proudly serving our community with courtesy, integrity, and compassion”


“In providing exceptional all-risk emergency response services through our combination department consisting of volunteer and career personnel and resources; 

Optimizes the use of current technology and commits to utilizing future technological improvements in an effort to support our members and our community, and in delivering exceptional service, and; 

Providing all-risk emergency response services through integrated methods and processes of continuous quality improvement in everything we do.” 


  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professional Service
  • Trustworthy
  • Family
  • Knowledge
  • Courteous
  • Accountable
  • Compassionate

Napa County Fire Stations

To review a list of Napa County Fire stations, including volunteer stations, visit our Stations page.