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The Torrance Fire Department Auxiliary Fire Fighter program provides Fire Academy graduates an opportunity to apply their acquired skills and gain insight, while preparing for a fire service career. The Auxiliary Fire Fighter position is a one-year volunteer (non-paid) commitment. The Auxiliary Fire Fighter works one 24-hour shift per week. Auxiliary Fire Fighters respond to emergencies, assist with Fire Prevention inspections, and maintain apparatus, equipment and stations. Auxiliary Fire Fighters also participate with training and public education. The Auxiliary Fire Fighter is expected to perform miscellaneous duties and drive department utility vehicles.
The Minimum Requirements to become an Auxiliary Fire Fighter are:
- 18 years old
- Graduate of California State Certified Fire Academy
- Current EMT Certificate with Los Angeles County Scope of Practice
- Valid California Drivers License (Class C )
Auxiliary Fire Fighter Selection Process:
When there are openings to be filled the application packages are reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be asked to participate in the testing process. The maximum time period that an application package will be held is 16 months.
The test consists of a written test and an oral interview. Those that are proceeding on will receive a background check and medical exam.
After successfully completing the process, the candidate will be invited to a Department orientation. Shortly after the orientation the new Auxiliaries year begins.
If there are any questions regarding this program, please call 310.781.7000. The City of Torrance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.