ALL BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED
Phone (530) 347-4737
Open Application Period - Continuous
We are currently seeking motivated individuals who are interested in becoming Volunteer Firefighters for the Community of Cottonwood as members of the Reserve Firefighters Association of Cottonwood.
Our Reserve Firefighter Program is specifically designed to allow individuals to continue working full-time jobs and attend college. Our flex-scheduling system allows each member to choose their working days each month. Reserves receive a stipend of $125 for each 24hr shift worked.
Minimum Requirements: FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800, NWCG S130, S190, L180 all available online. Valid CPR card, EMS Certification - Public Safety First Aid or Higher, and must obtain SSV EMR EMS License within 12 months.
Currently No Open Positions - Closed
Gabe started his career with the Burney Fire Protection District as a Paid Call firefighter & EMT working a total of 9 years with them. He then became a paid staff until taking a full-time paramedic position with Mayers Memorial Hospital for 4 years. In 2012 started working as a part-time Lieutenant for the district covering shifts, sick leave, vacations, and strike team assignments. In 2014 Gabe became a full-time captain. Upon going full-time Gabe has become the CFDs Training Captain & lead fire investigators. Gabe was also a firefighter of the year in 2016. In 2020 Gabe was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Currently is in charge of Training & FIre Prevention.
Mike started his career as an EMT for an ambulance provider in the Bay Area and then became a Reserve Firefighter/EMT for the Alameda County Fire Department. After moving to Redding in the winter of 2020, Mike began volunteering as a Firefighter/Engineer for the Cottonwood Fire Protection District, where he was hired as full-time Captain in the spring of 2021. Prior to Fire & EMS, Mike had an 18-year career in the construction industry where he became an experienced leader and business manager. Mike enjoys his free time camping, kayaking, and fishing with his family and friends in the outdoors of Shasta County.
LT. Ben Sundal
LT. Melissa Thompson
LT. Bob Toney
Tannar Rhoades- Engineer
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Austin Belmont- Firefighter
Aaron Clagg- Firefighter
Wyatt Bartsch- Firefighter
Joshua Figueroa- Firefighter
John Gleason- Firefighter
Josh Myers- Firefighter