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No; there are currently not any volunteer opportunities available with the Fire Department. All Elk River firefighters are paid-on-call, meaning that they are paid when they respond to calls for service, attend training, work at special events, etc. Paid-on-call firefighters are considered part-time employees of the City of Elk River.
We currently have (3) Engines, (1) Ladder truck, (4) Grass trucks, (2) Tenders, (1) Rescue truck, (1) Incident Support Trailer, and (5) staff vehicles. If you would like to see pictures of our apparatus, they can be viewed here: Station 1 Apparatus and Station 2 Apparatus.
When the firefighter hiring process opens, a full job posting and application for employment will be available on the City of Elk River website under Employment Opportunities. We do not have applications available, or accept applications, for the firefighter positions unless the hiring process is officially open (i.e. we do not keep applications on file for future openings). The Elk River Fire Department is currently not hiring for firefighters.
Due to expense and security concerns, we are unable to honor requests for uniform patches or other memorabilia. Patches, t-shirts, etc are property of the City of Elk River and are only issued to active fire department personnel.